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Heather Dowd

Sara Best

Educational Technology Consultant

Career Snapshot

My passion for being an educator started as an art teacher. It was with 3rd-5th grade students that I began integrating graphic design, bringing technology into my student’s visual literacy. They were so engaged digitally, I wanted to do more. I created virtual museum tours and art appreciation courses online and they spent hours outside the classroom engaged in learning. This was the advent of my love for blended learning.

Engaging students with technology led me to become a technology teacher and an EdTech Coach, working with teachers and students to integrate blended learning, project based learning, blogging, and digital portfolios. I began teaching in the U.S., where I am from, followed by 4 different countries around the globe. I am back in the U.S. working with teachers and schools to build professional learning communities and implement blended learning.

Interests
  • Family —  I love spending time with my my husband who is also a passionate educator, and my two sweet and curious kids.
  • Learning —  Whether it’s watching a DIY video to update a light fixture, searching Pinterest for ways to build a Lego zipline with my kids, or listening to a great TED talk to inspire teachers. I love to learn!
  • Travel —  I am fortunate to have traveled all around the globe. My favorite places are the most remote…like beaches in Oman and temples in Myanmar.
  • Beach —  My family and I are fortunate to live on an island in Coastal Georgia. Searching for shells and splashing in the waves are great relaxation.
Awards, Accolades, Honors
  • Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013
  • Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Educator
  • Masters of Educational Technology, Michigan State University
  • Co-Lead PreK-12 Online Curriculum Mapping using UbD
Location: Georgia

It is inspiring and rewarding to learn with and have the opportunity to teach passionate educators, who view the world as their classroom and see limitless possibilities for their students. Being a part of the Eduro team inspires me to continually nurture that love for learning, sharing, and collaborating!

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