I am happier when I am busy. Occasionally I forget this and try to take it easy, only to learn once more that I am happier in motion. This is where I write about things that make me grow.
Lately I focus on digital equity, educational technology and teaching. But I tend to frequently change the object of my fascination. Open your eyes, there is so much to see.
If you are looking for a more about who I am and what I do, I offer the following:
1. I am the father of two children who amaze me every day. I want nothing more than to provide them with a better world.
2. When people ask me for something a bit more formal, I provide them with this:
Shawn McCusker has 25 years of experience as a middle school and high school teacher. He has taught in public, private and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He earned his B.A. in history from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, Chicago. On Twitter, (@ShawnMcCusker) Shawn is was the long time co-leader of#sschat, an online social studies community, and the creator of #1to1techat, which conducts discussions of effective leadership and teaching practices for 1:1 programs. He was a also an organizer of both EdCampChicago and EdCampSocialStudies.
Shawn loves to work across the country serving under-resourced schools incorporate technology and helping others to learn how technology can help them to better express learning creatively, overcome their students obstacles and connect them with the world.