April 13, 2024

Who’s Shawn McCusker?

Shawn McCusker is an creator and Senior Director of Skilled Studying at EdTechTeacher. He has 25 years of expertise as a trainer and chief in public, personal and different faculties.  Shawn’s ebook Becoming Active Citizens focuses on creating extra significant citizen teaching programs centered on actual life experiences the place college students be taught citizenship by BEING residents. It was not too long ago named a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Ebook of the Yr Award.

As a classroom trainer Shawn specialised in Co-taught and Full Inclusion settings that met the wants of various learners. His ardour for this led him to make use of know-how in progressive methods. After his work was shared through social media, Shawn started to journey throughout the US to assist faculties create differentiated and scholar centered insurance policies and practices.  His classes and scholar merchandise have been featured within the Journal,  Academic Management and the Huffington Publish. In 2006, he was acknowledged as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Educating. In 2016 he was named a Prime Trailblazing Educator on Twitter by eSchoolNews. 

As a faculty chief, Shawn has been a part of 1:1 applications with each iPads and Chromebooks. That work led him to work with a non-profit who supported faculties and academics in underfunded and underserved communities transitioning to 1:1 applications throughout the pandemic. 

Shawn can be an skilled author. Along with his ebook, Shawn’s column “The Tech Savvy Classroom” shared strategies for prioritizing digital storytelling, implementing focused differentiation and selling the concept studying must be experiential. Whereas his experiences are various they’re tied collectively by a single thought: “In the event that they aren’t actually doing it, they aren’t actually studying it.”     

He has been a keynote and featured speaker at conferences throughout the US. 

Do you know that… 

  • Shawn likes to journey and has labored with faculties in 35 completely different states throughout the US.  (Let me know in case you are in New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota or Oregon.  These are 5 states I nonetheless want to go to!) 
  • Shawn used his navy scholarship to attend school.  Enjoyable reality… he was activated on his marriage ceremony day to go and battle the 1993 Mississippi Floods. 
  • Shawn likes to hike, however when he can’t get out to the paths, he hikes throughout golf programs pretending that he is aware of what he’s doing.  
  • Shawn solves a Rubik’s dice in lower than 3 minutes and kinda accidentally discovered methods to decide locks throughout the pandemic.  

Certifications

  • Google Licensed Coach
  • Microsoft Progressive Educator
  • Adobe Artistic Educator 
  • Ebook Creator Ambassador
  • Newsela Licensed Educator 
  • SeeSaw Pioneer
  • Adobe Categorical
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • And a complete bunch of others

Methods That Shawn Can Assist!

  • Progressive Scholar Centered Work
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Experiential Studying
  • Augmented and Digital Actuality 
  • Venture Primarily based Studying 
  • Civics Training Finest Follow 
  • Educating Historical past With Expertise
  • Program Restoration- Figuring what to do when your initiative has misplaced steam or gone off the rails

How Can We Work With Shawn?

Contact me at [email protected] or speak to [email protected]. I’d like to hearken to what you want and enable you discover a path to get it!