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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Bram Moreinis

A teacher, technology expert and school administrator, I have provided instructional technology training and support to NY schools for the past 15 years, most recently as Director of Technology for Taconic Hills.

In four of these districts I implemented Tech Scouts, where high-tech students organize IT service learning projects to support their schools and communities. I continue to help schools implement this model. Five years ago, I formed a web design company with some of these students, Beyond the Box Web Solutions and eLearning.

This company grew into a full-service, adult-staffed Drupal development company, Game Face Web Design, focusing on outcomes-based web development with a "Web 2.0" focus. Drupal is open source (therefore free) and makes a great school "intranet" to support "Learning 2.0" behind the firewall, where students and teachers can be empowered with social learning environments and tools.

Based on these experiences, The Empowered Teacher helps schools adopt Drupal for learning and collaboration, and provides instructional design, development and training to educators.

Areas of Interest: 
Drupal. Learning 2.0,
Educational Technology,
Project Based Learning,
Student Empowerment,
Digital Divide
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