About



I love to work with and adults to explore how technology can be used to enhance creativity, innovate, and solve problems.

Ideation, design, innovation, inspiring curiosity, building opportunities, and having fun are my foundations.

I am a master technology teacher in secondary, postsecondary, adult professional development and training. I’m a tenured leader and mentor in education, consulting, IT and project management, collaboration and team building. I specialize in instructional design, program innovation and improvement, presenting and emcee work, marketing and outreach / social media campaign development and analysis, and facility and workspace design and renovation.

Bio

Adam works with a number of organizations, schools, and businesses on innovation, training programs, workflow analysis, marketing and outreach campaigns, instructional design, facility renovation, and digital design. He also teaches as at adjunct at SNHU Field-based graduate and Marlboro Graduate School in the Master of Arts in Teaching programs.

Full details are listed in his Resume / CV, and Presenting and Consulting pages.

Overview

Adam just finished a project as Interim Director at Burlington Technical Center in Burlington, Vermont. During this time Adam led teams to increase enrollment by 25% in one year, develop and implement a new marketing and outreach plan, helped restructure the main office team, added three new programs, and helped lead facility renovations. 

Adam served as President of VITA-Learn  for six years, an organization that leads teacher professional development in Vermont. He helped the organization innovate, reshape the board, overhaul two major conferences, and design and implement a new marketing and outreach plan. Both conferences, VT Fest and Dynamic Landscapes, have hit new heights in customer satisfaction and attendance. He moves now to an ex-Officio position to continue with marketing and outreach strategies and innovative projects. VITA-Learn is an affiliate of New England ISTE.

From 2013 - 2016 in the role of Technology Integration and Partnership for Change (Nellie Mae Grant), he helped create new courses, authored and was awarded the CTE Makeover Challenge Innovation Grant (one of 10 recipients in the Nation) to build an interdisciplinary makerspace, mentored facility renovation projects, built teacher professional development opportunities, and mentored many other initiatives. He also placed fourth in the 2014 Amazon City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge for the development of 'Open Project,' and was invited by US-IGNITE and Mozilla to attend #MozFEst in London, England to continue to explore further development on the project.

Prior to coming to Burlington he founded and taught innovative courses at Burr and Burton Academy for 9 years. The Tech Research class was a groundbreaking personalized learning plan initiative in Vermont education. Students explored over 1000 projects of interest while incorporating interdisciplinary skills in math, science, humanities, english, digital design and web development. and connect with community consultants throughout the world. Word about the innovation spread and the rLab hosted many visitors and helped open up new programs around the State in project based and student topic choice education. That work in the rLab informed many projects at other schools including the Winooski iLab, Mt Abraham Horizons program and Vermont Act 77 Flexible Pathways legislation. Students also developed proposals for change to policy and procedure to open up student learning. The Student for a Day project, where teachers became students for a day, was a smash success. The project was highlighted in many education blogs and journals across the country.

He was awarded a sabbatical by peers to travel to 7 countries and explore what fosters and prohibits innovation in schools. He wrote stories for Edutopia (articles to date) during those travels and is currently working on a book.

Before going to Burr and Burton he traveled the path from Network Technical, Network Administrator, to Coordinator at South Burlington School District in Vermont. He started and emceed a Statewide technology conference for IT professionals for seven years, brought the Cisco Regional Networking Academy to the high school, helped build a new centralized IT support structure that was replicated in many schools throughout Vermont, and created a Student Help Desk program that helped conjure many similar initiatives throughout the State. He also mentored students in that program to develop the Metro Baseball Web Project, the first high school league sports program in the United States.


Affiliations
643DP Foundation, Executive Director
Advisory Board, VTVLC: Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
Writer for Edutopia (articles to date)

Social Media
Twitter: @batman44

Education
"Keep moving forward..."

More formally...

  • CAGS Program at St. Michael's College (3 courses to date)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology, Marlboro Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Technology, Union Institute and University
  • University of Vermont
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Lyndon State College

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