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Dr. Michael Simkins


Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

Direct 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. more

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Background Information

Employment History

Consulting Director TICAL

Santa Cruz City Schools

Faculty, Krause Center for Innovation

Foothill College


Baywood Elementary School

Senior Consultant

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Lecturer and Consultant

Cal Poly State University

Chief Operating Officer

Joint Venture


Association of California School Administrators


Las Virgenes Unified School District


Lake Tahoe Unified School District


President of the Board of Directors
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

Board Member
California ASCD

Board Member
California Association of Supervision of Curriculum and Development

Expert Advisor
Federal Communications Commission


B.A. Degree

UC Santa Barbara

B.A. degree cum laude
political science
University of California at Santa Barbara


bachelor's degree

University of California

bachelor's degree Degree

University of California Santa Barbara

doctorate degree


graduate degrees


master's Degree


Web References (189 Total References)

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Michael Simkins, Ed.D. Consulting Director 805.624.5792

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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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As TICAL's consulting director, Michael edits Tblogical and produces fresh content for the TICAL portal, portical.org. View all posts by Michael Simkins

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Michael Simkins
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).
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.

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Michael Simkins

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