Kevin Jarrett is a K-4 Technology Teacher in Southern NJ. In 2012 he “re-imagined” his computer lab into a STEM experience, incorporating the Museum of Science in Boston’s award-winning Engineering is Elementary program into his existing curriculum. Students in Kevin’s classes explore, analyze, create and learn with Google Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (in addition to Windows PCs and software as needed) in a spacious, flexible, student-centered learning space he designed himself. In addition to his classroom teaching duties, he supports teachers’ effective use of technology in instruction.  A Google Certified Teacher, Kevin was named his school’s Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2008 and received the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) “Making it Happen” award that same year for his work supporting ISTE’s presence in Second Life. He frequently leads workshops at local, regional and national conferences (including ISTE and the annual NJ State Teachers’ Convention) on a range of technology topics.  Kevin is one of the founders of the Edcamp Foundation, and was one of the co-organizers of the original Edcamp Philly.  Prior to teaching, Kevin worked in the private sector (information technology project management & consulting) for over 17 years, leaving after 9/11 to pursue his dream of teaching as a second career. He has an MBA in Finance in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Business and holds NJ teaching certifications in K-6 General Education, Middle School Technology Education, Language Arts and Social Studies.
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