I have been a leader for instructional technology in Clarke County for seven years including professional development and edtech coaching as well as leading the district innovation committee. This committee strives to shape the future of Clarke County Public Schools by encouraging innovative educator and student learning through utilizing technology, promoting best practices, and maintaining a growth mindset. In 2018, we held our first Innovation Conference with 45 concurrent sessions and 2 keynotes, taking a monumental step towards giving teachers voice and choice in personalizing their learning. All learner should be able to determine their own trajectory and path towards personal greatness.
Vision for VSTE
VSTE should and will continue to be a pillar of support and advocate not only for meaningful technology integration but for what is right and equitable for all members of our learning community. VSTE should work to augment it’s free professional development opportunities through avenues such as virtual conferences, webinars, and more. It must be a tenet of VSTE to work to close equity gaps within the digital realm and beyond throughout the commonwealth. Every school, every learner, every educator, should know of and be buoyed by VSTE and the professional learning network it embodies.
Patrick Hausammann a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity and innovation. He’s the founder of a future non-profit, UnisonEDU.org, a co-founder of #EdcampNSV and is also a G Suite for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. He takes great pride and satisfaction in helping others achieve at their highest levels through pairing great pedagogy with innovative technology to yield #EndlessPromise for learners. His desire to help others and learn forever is best encapsulated by the following quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you’ll die tomorrow. learn as if you’ll live forever.”