Hillary Howery, M.S.
Contributed in the selection of quotations and in
compiling, graphics and layout for the book. She
is a graduate student of Psychology at Nova Southeastern
an advocate of using video in the classroom. His channel
on YouTube (visualandactive) documents ways that
teachers can support integrated lesson plans with
technology. He leads the team of teachers that developed
the blended curriculum for QBE schools (Dartmouth,
England), harnessing the cultures of Aiglon College
(Villars), the Met Center (Providence, R.I.) and
Maverick Schools (Miami, Fla.): character development
(planned hardships, delayed gratification), mentors, and
computer-based instruction (based on the work of Dr.
Abraham Fischler). He is founder of www.BuildingInternationalBridges.org,
a charity to promote wider use of social networks and
computer-based discussions in classrooms. He is a
part-time instructor at a charter school and at Broward
College in Fort Lauderdale. He is currently pursuing a
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education
from Nova Southeastern University. He is "alternatively
certified" in social studies, math, ESOL and English
(Language and Literature 6-12) and holds a temporary
certificate for teaching math and English for Speakers
of Other Languages in Florida. He maintains training
materials at www.Youtube.com/VisualandActive
www.Youtube.com/AGuideOntheSide and on a website (www.GuideOnTheSide.com).
Cynthia Ann Burfield,
Contributes to this website, Transforming
Education, and is a doctoral candidate at Nova
Southeastern University and a teacher of the Broward
County public school system. She is also the CEO of EDUTECH
FOUNDATION, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
dedicated to educational reform.
About Edutech Foundation
Edutech encourages the use of systems,
environments, tools, products, and strategies that can
enhance human learning and competence. Our goals
include the following:
• Prepare prospective educational
practitioners, researchers, and leaders to use theories
of learning, communication, behavior, and organization
in concert with technologies to make tangible
contributions valued by our campus, our community, and
• Understand diverse approaches for
developing, representing, managing, and disseminating
Collaborate with schools, corporations, agencies, and
community-based organizations to design, develop, use,
and evaluate learning and information systems.
• Appraise emerging technologies and
experiment with promising innovations that might lead to
significant improvements in teaching and learning.
• Research, develop, and evaluate
principles and methods for using technology to benefit
and empower individuals and organizations.
• Serve as a model for appropriate and
innovative ways to use technology to support
cost-effective, high quality educational activities and
• Maintain a climate of collaboration
that respects diverse experiences and backgrounds while
providing good opportunities for personal and
"Our mission is to enhance and support
excellence in education, discovery, instructional
technologies, in a collaborative environment, developing
innovative and interactive multimedia and traditional
educational technologies and resources"