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Dr. Michael Simkins

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Consulting Director

Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
United States

Company Description: TICAL is a statewide educational technology service provided by Santa Cruz County Office of Education with funding from the California Department of Education.
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ed.D.
  • graduate degrees
    UCLA
  • doctorate , Curriculum
  • Master of Education degree
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Web References
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
www.portical.org, 13 Mar 2014 [cached]
Michael Simkins Consulting Director 408.482.9492
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
www.slolittletheatre.org, 28 Sept 2013 [cached]
Photo of Michael Simkins
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Michael Simkins
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Michael is a lifelong educator and theater buff. He was an elementary schoolteacher for 15 years in the Los Angeles area where he also taught drama and musical theater workshops for elementary and middle school students. He pursued his theater avocation by attending plays, taking acting workshops, and appearing in little theater. In 1987, Michael began nine years as principal of Baywood Elementary School in Los Osos. After spending the last twelve years in jobs that required constant travel, Michael retired from K-12 education. He now works as a consultant to educational foundations, professional organizations, and teaches college courses for school leaders.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
www.slolittletheatre.org, 5 Sept 2011 [cached]
Michael Simkins President
Michael is a lifelong educator and theater buff. He was an elementary schoolteacher for 15 years in the Los Angeles area where he also taught drama and musical theater workshops for elementary and middle school students. He pursued his theater avocation by attending plays, taking acting workshops, and appearing in little theater. In 1987, Michael began nine years as principal of Baywood Elementary School in Los Osos. After spending the last twelve years in jobs that required constant travel, Michael retired from K-12 education. He now works as a consultant to educational foundations, professional organizations, and teaches college courses for school leaders.
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
portical.org, 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Michael Simkins TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
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Michael Simkins
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Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
Consulting Director, TICAL
From 1996 to 2001, Michael directed the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, one of the original Technology Innovation Challenge Grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The project worked with teachers from selected districts throughout Silicon Valley to develop and implement best practices in project-based learning and the use of multimedia tools in the classroom.
Michael began his career as a kindergarten teacher in Lake Tahoe and went on to teach elementary school for 15 years there and in Agoura, California. Before taking his current job, he was an elementary school principal for 9 years. He worked in the San Luis Obispo area chairing the committee that wrote his district's first technology Master plan. His school was the first in the district to install a telephone in every classroom and a local area network. His school was also the first to have its own Internet connection and Web site.
Paralleling his work at school, Michael pursued graduate degrees from UCLA. He earned a Master of Education degree in 1975 and his doctorate in Curriculum and the Study of Schooling in 1986. Michael first got hooked on technology when he was writing his dissertation. He used an Apple II+ and says he never would have finished without it.
Michael participated in ACSA's Telemation Project and trained administrators in San Luis Obispo County in how to use the Internet in their work. He is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Technology and Learning and ACSA's Leadership. He is on the advisory team for SchoolTech Expo in New York and Chicago. He is co-author of Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects (ASCD 2002).
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Michael has been a part of TICAL since its launch. He was part of the original TICAL Leadership Cadre. In 2001 he joined TICAL full-time as Creative Director. Later he served as Director and Co-Director. In June 2008, he decided it was time to start enjoying the benefits of 37 years employment in California's public schools and "retired."
He is not goofing off, however. Michael continues to work with TICAL as Consulting Director and, in this capacity, edits TBLOGICAL, and produces other content for TICAL's web portal. Michael is consulting for various organizations including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and the Association of California School Administrators. Also, he directs the Leadership 3.0 Symposium. On the volunteer front, he serves as president of the board of directors of the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre.
Our Team | Krause Center for Innovation
krauseinnovationcenter.org, 2 Oct 2013 [cached]
Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
Michael is a part time instructor with the KCI and leads the Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership certificate program. Outside the KCI, Michael is the Consulting Director of Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). From 1996 to 2001, Michael directed the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, one of the original Technology Innovation Challenge Grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The project worked with teachers from selected districts throughout Silicon Valley to develop and implement best practices in project-based learning and the use of multimedia tools in the classroom. Michael began his career as a kindergarten teacher in Lake Tahoe and went on to teach elementary school for 15 years there and in Agoura, California. Before taking his current job, he was an elementary school principal for 9 years. He worked in the San Luis Obispo area chairing the committee that wrote his district's first technology Master plan. His areas of interest include educational applications of technology, curriculum integration, and professional development.
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