Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 15 - Edcamp Crazy with Tara Linney)

By Dr. Will

Photo Credit: Tara Linney

Tara Linney is the (first-ever) Educational Technology Coordinator at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC. She has developed and implemented the school’s Technology Plan, administers all online assessments, and helps teachers in connecting with others and developing their PLN. Tara believes in the power of collaboration, and inspires other teachers in the building by creating EdTech Spotlights centered upon the innovative things that are taking place in classrooms all around the school.

In addition to coordinating all things Technology, Linney leads an all-girls Coding Club. Outside of her work at Excel Academy, she has served on the Organizing Committee for the first-ever EdCamp Arlington. She has attended 4 EdCamps in the past three months, and is in the process of becoming an EdCamp addict.

Tara is a Google Qualified Educator. She holds an M.S. in the Science of Instruction with an Instructional Technology Specialist certification both from Drexel University. Her main drive in the educational world is in finding ways to expose students to computer coding at the elementary level. She is currently considering pursuing a Doctorate degree centered on the topic of “Coding in the Curriculum: Where does it fit”.

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