James Petersen is a Master’s student in the Department of Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. James is also a high school administrator in the State of Hawaii, Department of Education. A native of Berkeley CA, he is also a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Mililani, Hawaii, is married to Carol and has a son Chris and a golden retriever whose name is Jacky.
James’ professional interests include developing and implementing programs to provide public school teachers and students with the skills, aptitudes, and habits of mind that will allow them to be successful in the rapidly evolving world of the 21st century.
His personal interests include classical music, photography, and Ironman Triathlon training.
Presenter for the Following Session
- An Introduction and Overview to Google Apps in K12 Education: A Web-based Instructional Module
The question of how to provide K12 teachers with “just-in-time” professional development opportunities during a time when the need for fiscal restraint has cut the time available for professional development is a vexing one for educators. A key to preparing K12 students for success in the 21st century is to provide them with the skills and aptitudes that will enable them to be digital producers and collaborators in higher education and in the workplace.