Steven Anderson (Technology Specialist, NC)

Steven Anderson holds aBachelors of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics and Science Education from Western Carolina Universityand aMaster ofArts In Education In Instructional TechnologyfromEast Carolina University. He is currently persuing an Add-On Licsenure in Administration fromAppalachian State University. Steven began teaching in 2003 theGateway Prep. Academyat theKennedy Learning Centerin theWinston-Salem/Forsyth County Schoolsin Winston-Salem, NC. There he worked with 7th and 8th grade students who were more than 2 years off of grade level in the hopes they could return to their regular school to be successful. He then moved to Clemmons Middle Schoolin the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools where he taught 7th and 8th grade Science for 5 years. He was part of a pilot program that “looped” his 7th and 8th grade students. While at Clemmons he served as Team Leader, Grade-Level Chairman, Department Chairman, School Improvement Team Member and School Improvement Team Chairman. He left Clemmons Middle to serve as the District Instructional Technologist forStokes County Schools. There, he was responsible for all technology professional development programs in the district. In January, 2010, he returned to Clemmons Middle School as the Instructional Technologist, working with teachers and students on technology integration. Currently he is a District Instructional Technologist, working with district and school administrators on how to harness the power of technology to enhance learning.

He has been a presenter at several area technology conferences and meetings including NCTIES, North Carolina’s largest educational technology conference. Most recently he was selected to be a panelist at the#140 Conferencein Los Angeles, organized by Vonage founder,Jeff Pulver, where he discussed the impact of Twitter and other social media on education. As part of the conference he was one of the first recipient of the NOW Award, recognizing the “Movers and Shakers” in the world of Social Media. He returned to the #140 Conference in 2010 as a featured speaker, this time in New York City. Also in 2009 Steven was voted the Most Influential Tweeter as part of the Annual Edublog awards and was a co-recipent of the Most Influential Series of Tweets for his part in helping to create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boosts over 500 weekly participants.

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