My name is Todd and I am really excited to see how things go in this space for teachers.
My job is to be a great husband and excellent father. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and two smart and kind daughters. We like to read, hike, garden, play Halo, sing Anime, watch movies, dance, dance, and more dance.
I taught high school English for ten years before finding myself as an instructional designer at a small community college in the vast high desert of Arizona. I live right where I want to be. It is beautiful.
My role at the college is varied. I work with teachers in a variety of venues and share things with them that are used in F2F, hybrid, and online courses. My background in education lends itself more to field trips, experiential learning strategies, crafts, and sitting under trees writing poems. But, I like how computers can add some value to things and I do not ignore that.
I participated in an open online course earlier this year. I was an amazing experience. I developed relationships in this online space that were inspiring and pushed me in my understanding of the internet and how it might be used in “academic” settings.
I am excited by the opportunity to learn in this space over the next year and I look forward to some challenges!