Friday, January 23, 2009

Who is new to the NCTIES Design Team? Dr. Howie DiBlasi

Register now for Dr. DiBlasi's pre-conference on "10 Rules For Revolutionaries In The 21st Century Classroom"

Dr. Howie DiBlasi was recognized as “Vocational Teacher of the Year” for the State of Arizona and nominated as a finalist in the “Top Secondary Leaders in America”. He has been featured in several magazines as “A CIO that really thinks outside the box”.

Dr. DiBlasi has extensive experience in the education field (20 years) business leader (10 years) and as a Technology Director (14 years). He has presented at over 100 various conferences from local to International. Conferences include; NECC, TCEA, TxDLA, NETA, FETC, TIE and November Learning; Building Learning Communities to name a few.

Howie will be a feature presenter at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in 2009 and is currently a member of the Alan November consulting Team.

His emphasis is on Digital Technology, multi-media, Interactive Video Conferencing and 21st Century Learning. He is a Master Certified Trainer and has received certification from two National certification organizations. He is a recognized leader in these areas and has extensive hands on experience in training administrators and educators using 21st Century Technology and applications.

An expert in his field, Howie conducts interactive seminars on 21st Century Learning, Visual Literacy, Interactive Video Conferencing, Digital Interactive Learning and Making Show-N-Tell Cool. A recent comment at the Texas Distance Learning Conference was “I have not heard someone think that far out of the box in years.”

Howie’s programs are fun, educational, high energy and full of practical, take-home value. He has presented at over 50 Technology Conferences, is a recognized leader, and his professional focus is 21st Century Learning and Digital Literacy.

He is known as a highly energetic, compassionate and approachable speaker. He is a trainer that blends humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past year, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to thousands of administrators, teachers, technology specialists and professionals around the country.

In a recent article for e-School news by Kathie Ivy, she said. “His TCEA workshop was one of the most dynamic conference presentations I have attended in some 30 years. Howie is charged with energy, willing to share, and open to suggestions.”

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