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Dr. Michael Simkins

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Consulting Director

Phone: (805) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.org
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.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D.
  • graduate degrees
  • doctorate , Curriculum
  • Master of Education degree
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TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
Michael Simkins Consulting Director 805.624.5792
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 2 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Michael Simkins
Past President and Secretary
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 twelve years in jobs that required constant travel, Michael retired from full-time K-12 education in 2008. Since then, he works as a consultant to educational foundations, professional organizations, and teaches college courses for school leaders.
Michael Simkins, ..., 26 May 2014 [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.
Welcome Info - Fall 2010 - Educational Technology for Administrative Leadership, 1 Oct 2010 [cached]
Instructor: Michael Simkins, Ed.D. We are pleased to introduce your lead instructor, Dr. Michael Simkins, Senior Consultant at Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Consulting Director, TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership). See Michael's profile for more information.
Michael is working in partnership with Dr. Steven McGriff, Teacher-in-Residence, Krause Center for Innovation, on instructional design and technology for the certificate program.
Dr. Michael Simkins Lead Instructor
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
In this episode of Radio TICAL, Michael Simkins talks with Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus of The George Lucas Educational Foundation about his book, Education Nation and his ideas about what the school of the future needs to be.
In this Radio TICAL episode, Michael Simkins picks his brain about how far he feels we've come-or not come-in terms of integrating technology in truly exemplary ways.
Michael Simkins narrates.
In this interview with TICAL co-director Michael Simkins, David describes a formative assessment tool his company developed for use with employees that might serve as a model for developing similar tools in K-12 education.
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