Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with David Harcrow to discuss how he is providing a college and career ready curriculum that not only can be felt K12, but well beyond graduation day.
David Harcrow is the Academic Technology Coordinator for King’s Schools. At King’s David has implemented Office 365 for all students and staff grades 6-12 and plans to include all grades k-12. David has been planning and is in the process of implementing One Surface Proper student which will begin school year 17-18 at the HS level. He currently teaches teachers and students on the use of Office 365 apps including SWAY, OneNote, OneDrive, Microsoft Classroom and more. In addition, David manages, configures, and trains teachers on the use of Smartboards, RenWeb (Student management software), (250) Surfaces, (150) iPads, and much more. This is David’s 9th year as Academic Technology Coordinator at King’s. Prior to joining King’s, he was an educator at Darrington Grade School for ten years, teaching in Grades 2, 3, 5, and 6. He also served as the head coach for Darrington High School’s varsity baseball team for three years; as the middle school volleyball coach for two years; as the coordinator for Natural Helpers for six years; and one year each as the Destination Imagination coach and the chess club coordinator. During his tenure at Darrington, he was chosen by his principal to introduce and train other teachers in a peer learning process that addressed powerful teaching and learning. While at Darrington, Dave independently created a fully functional class website permitting parents and students to check grades, homework, and take online classes. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in psychology, Dave attended City University, where he earned his master’s degree in teaching.
The MIE Spotlight Series is a co-branded educational podcast produced in collaboration between the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network and Microsoft Education. Hosted by Jeff Bradbury, the MIE Spotlight series focuses on innovative thinking and teaching that incorporates cutting-edge technology being deployed in classrooms. For more information on the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, please visit: http://education.microsoft.com
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