In this episode, we welcome Billy Krakower, a nationally recognized educator with 16 years of experience and a passion for bringing technology and creativity into the classroom. As a current STEM teacher in North New Jersey and a Google Certified Trainer, Billy focuses on implementing cutting-edge instructional design and is co-author of “connecting Your Students with the Virtual World.”
We'll uncover practical, engaging strategies for integrating the four Cs — Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication — into your teaching. From engaging mystery location calls to the innovative use of Google Art and Culture for creative exploration, and the impactful use of AI in education, Billy shares actionable techniques to transform your classroom into a hub of global learning and collaboration.
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Nationally recognized educator and author with 16 years of experience as an educator. Currently teaching STEM at the Middle School level in North New Jersey. Passionate about maximizing productivity, efficiency, and service quality in educational settings. Adept at building effective processes and obtaining reliable, accurate information for business decision-making. Known for leading excellent project management to meet objectives, prioritize initiatives, and multitask effectively. Experienced in designing, implementing, and delivering professional development and growth experiences for faculty in instructional technology and innovative design. Collaborate with faculty to support them in an instructional design capacity, inspiring and helping them implement engaging curricular units around instructional technology and innovation. Develop training and instructional materials for faculty to enhance their fluency with available technologies and software. Training and Founding Partner at Evolving Educators. Google Certified Trainer, ISTE Certified Educator, and 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader.
Hosts, Guests & Featured People:
- Blog: https://www.evolvingeducators.com/
- X.com (formerly Twitter): @wkrakower
- Google Art and Culture
- Virtual field trips: Plymouth Plantation
- Virtual field trip: Pearl Harbor Museum
- Classroom Champions: Connect with Olympians
- see the interview we did with Steve Mesler, the creator of Classroom Champions
Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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