Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist (Tech Coach) for Franklin Public Schools. He enjoys the role of Technology Coach as it allows him to collaborate with teachers in his buildings and to team teach using technology with the students. Personally, Chad enjoys finding new ways to engage students using the technology at our disposal. After applying and being accepted, Chad attended the Google Teacher Academy in Washington DC in 2009 and continues to network with many Google Certified Teachers across the world. See what we're talking about on Twitter or Google+ with the #GoogleCT hashtag. Chad completed the self-paced Google education training and passed the Google Qualification exams to become a Google Certified Trainer in the Fall of 2012. You can read some of the testimonials/reviews from his trainings/workshops/presentations at his Trainer marketplace page. As one of 76 ed tech leaders accepted into the Apple Distinguished Educator program in 2011, Chad has been an active part creating content that others can utilize. Part of being an ADE requires creating projects that the education community can benefit from. Chad had the privilege to attend the ADE Global Institute in Ireland in the summer of 2012 where he networked and created a project with ADEs from all over the world. Chad has co-authored the projects listed below, available for free and featured on iTunes, that anyone can download and utilize for education:
As a member of the Edreach network, Chad co-hosts and produces Teacher Tech Talk podcast that anyone can listen to for free online, also available on Stitcher & iTunes. The TTT team shares recent tech news related to education, classroom connections and the 'coolest thing' that we've seen, read about or used in practice. Come give a listen or add this to your playlist of podcasts!
Chad personally enjoys learning new ways to be more efficient, effective and engaging with technology and hopes he's able to inspire and share some new things with you. You can find more information about Chad online at his website or network with him through Twitter (@chadkafka) or Google+ (chadkafka).
Below are videos I created for the various networks I'm a part of...
Google Certified Teacher Application 2012
Theme: Showcase Your Work & Why You Should Be A Google Apps Certified Trainer
Apple Distinguished Educator 2012 Ireland Institute Application
Theme: Showcase Your Work Showing Why You Should Attend The Global Institute
Apple Distinguished Educator Video Application 2011
Theme: Application Video - Showcase Your Work
Google Teacher Academy Video Application 2009
Theme: Motivation & Learning