Meet Joshua Williams, Former Director of Instructional Technology

Joshua Williams

What’s your first and last name?

  • Joshua Williams

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Former Director of Instructional Technology

How are you involved in education?

  • I presently work as an account manager for a technology integration firm with an emphasis on public education customers and projects. I continue to volunteer my time helping school districts use technology to enhance learning.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Fewer bells and walls. More collaborative spaces. Teachers as mentors and facilitators spending time with students individually and in small groups during the school day, with one-way lectures reserved for after hours–delivered on a mobile, Internet connected device. Curriculum focused on challenge-based learning in order to emphasize problem formulation, analysis, writing, and collaboration skills rather than content knowledge.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Using free, online tools to facilitate collaborative projects among teachers and students.

Do you have a website or blog?

  • not presently

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