Meet Shawn Beard, Director of Career Tech and Virtual Learning


What’s your first and last name?

  • Shawn Beard

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Director of Career Tech and Virtual Learning

How are you involved in education?

  • I have been involved with Sand Springs Public Schools since 1996 and currently work with our Virtual Academy and our Career Tech faculty at Sand Springs. I also work as an Instructional Coach to provide training in Google Apps, Chromebooks, iPads, Classroom Management, SMARTBoards, and a host of other topics. In addition, I am an instructor with The Eighth Floor and an Adjunct Instructor at TCC West Campus. The multiple duties keep me very busy.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom would involve the use of 1:1 computing and Google Apps, along with real world projects that focus on problem solving skills. By allowing the students to use pieces of technology such as Google Apps for Education, we can extend learning outside the walls and time constraints of our school day.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • My focus this year has focused heavily on Google Apps integration, so I would likely talk about integrating Google Classroom, Forms, or Sheets into projects and labs.

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