“Pedagogy drives technology, not the other way around.”
Martin Moran is the Director of Educational Design and Innovation at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL. He has over 12 years experience in both public and independent schools. At Parker, he helped design the TIDES program, a concrete effort to maximize the tools (technology, design, entrepreneurial skills) of the 21st century to provide students with learning experiences that will make them impactful, socially conscious leaders in a globalizing world.
In addition, he has helped coordinate a redesign of learning spaces at Parker, helped develop the long- and short-term technology plans, oversees a 1:1 Middle School iPad program, a 2:1 Upper School laptop/iPad program, and the development of mobile and stationary technology centers throughout the building. In 2011, Martin was named an NAIS “Teacher of the Future” for his use of technology and innovation in the classroom and became a Google Certified Innovator in 2013. He has presented at SxSWEdu, the National Conference for the Social Studies, the Progressive Education Network National Conference, iPadpalooza, and has recently completed a book on thematic world history for high school students.
Martin was previously a history teacher at Evanston Township High School, where he began implementing technology into his courses beginning with his first Angelfire website in 1999.
You can follow Martin on twitter @martinmoran21 .