About

Dr. Micah Shippee is an innovative ‘ideas’ person who thinks outside the box. Micah wears many hats as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher, a technology trainer, and professor. He regularly explores ways to improve motivation in the classroom and leverages emergent technology to achieve educational goals. Very early in his career Micah discovered the secret to increased student motivation, a more productive learning environment, a better fit for future job preparedness, all while achieving his mandated content objectives and goals… the secret? Effective and Efficient Technology Integration.

Micah believes: The training and development of present and future educational practitioners is a key factor in developing citizenship for our increasingly global community. Teaching professionals place great value on collaboration with their colleagues as a means to achieve positive professional growth. In an age of increasingly ubiquitous communication/social technology, we should be looking to create collaborative and reflective atmospheres for teaching professionals available anytime, anywhere. As mentors, trainers, colleagues, and instructors we need to work towards preparing educational practitioners to meet the needs of all of their students by fostering an environment of open exchange focused on sharing experiential knowledge, best practices, and advocating for individual ownership in professional growth.

Specialties

– Emergent Technology Adoption in Education
– Leading a Culture of Innovation
– Google Geo Tools for the Classroom
– Social Studies Teaching Methods

 

Blog Posts

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is about the people

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham Think: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Star Wars, every good quest-adventure story has a team of contributors, each with a special skill set that contributes to the team’s successes. They fumble about lampooning …

WanderlustEDU – The Journey to Transform School Culture Starts with Teachers

“It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.” ― Robert M. Pirsig   As teachers we exist in a constant state of change… I call this state innovativeness. Like a hero in an epic tale trying to maintain our innovativeness, we must first learn to frame our efforts as that of …

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU

The journey of the educator is much like a quest. We strive to successfully gather the necessary skills and knowledge loading our brains and backpacks (teacher toolkit) with what we think will best benefit our students. But like any journey our supplies and frame of thinking need to be constantly refreshed, a state of constant …

Workshops & Presentations

Geo for EDU

Dr. Micah Shippee – Cohort Lead for the Eastern United States, member of the Google Earth Education Advisory Board. As a Check out some of my local contributions:Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 5.23.14 PM

Additionally, 360 video content can be found on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/micahshippee

 

The Google Earth Outreach Team works to build geo-literacy through offering professional development geared toward educational applications of the Google Geo Tools – MyMaps, Streetview, Earth Engine, Tour Builder, and Google Earth.Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 5.14.40 PM

 

 

 

Augmented & Virtual Realities

AR vs VR info graphicCheck out my blog post “Future Ready: VR, AR, and MR in the classroom beyond the novelty” which explores the differences of these realities and their applications in the classroom. 

 

I have been working with multiple Augmented Reality (AR) projects for K-12 implementation. In particular, I am interested in location-based AR and how we can leverage it for classroom use. If you would like to contribute your of AR in education click here. View what other educators are doing with Augmented Reality here.