Pushing the Boundary of a Title: Featuring Michael Vick and Sam Shropshire

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In this week’s episode, Michael and Sam discuss how they changed the perception of a technology coach, pushed the scope of their impact on instruction, and differentiated their professional development to meet the needs of the teachers. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building relationships with their teachers and staff to serve effectively
  • Expanding the role of technology in the classroom
  • And the TCEA conference presentations!

About Michael Vick:

I have been an educator for 12 years. I’ve been a Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Online Algebra Teacher, 8th Grade Math Teacher, and Special Education Resource Teacher. For the last 7 years, I’ve been involved with digital learning. 

I pride myself on always helping teachers get to the next step in their digital learning journey. Whether that means becoming proficient in a specific digital tool, an idea for making a lesson more meaningful for students, or ways to integrate more technology into the day to day classroom activities – I’m always willing to help however I can. 

When I’m not immersed in the digital learning world, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to podcasts, and playing a variety of sports. 

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About Sam Shropshire:

I have been in education for the past 17 years and have taught in a variety of situations. My first 11 years I spent teaching high school social studies and the last six years I have been involved in digital learning. During my first five years teaching, I also coached boys athletics for the high schools I worked for. I have been in small schools with a population of about 150 to huge schools with a population of about 3,500 and have taught a variety of subjects from World Geography to AP World and US History. 

As I integrated more and more technology into my class, I became fascinated with the endless possibilities technology provided my students. Most transformative to me was how technology allowed my students to become the center of the learning process. My desire to encourage that kind of learning environment is what led me into my role in digital learning. 

Personally, I have been married to the most amazing wife ever, Katie, since 2009 and we have the two best kids ever, Eva and Cyrus. I live for my family and we do so much for each other. From youth sports to hiking adventures, we have a great life together!

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