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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.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D.
  • graduate degrees
  • doctorate , Curriculum
  • Master of Education degree
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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.
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, 23 April 2014 [cached]
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by Michael ..., 30 June 2011 [cached]
by Michael Simkins
by Michael Simkins.
About Michael Simkins
Michael Simkins is Consulting Director of TICAL -- the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership. Prior to that he was director of the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project and also served as COO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network. He was an elementary schoolteacher for 17 years and an elementary principal for 9 years. He grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, when it was still a "sleepy beach town."
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By Susan Brooks and Michael ..., 7 June 2002 [cached]
By Susan Brooks and Michael Simkins
A former teacher and school principal, Michael Simkins, Ed.D., is now a project director at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network ( in San Jose in California's Silicon Valley.
TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
Michael Simkins, Consulting Director, TICAL
There are great tools out there to help you develop ideas, clarify questions, analyze problems, and get your staff, professional learning community, or other team working together on solutions. Join this hands-on experience and learn to use some online concept-mapping, project management, and other collaboration tools. Among others, we willl explore Mindomo, Smartsheet and Google Moderator. All are free or inexpensive. Questions about this workshop can be directed to Michael Simkins at Pleasebring your own laptop (not a tablet) to this workshop.
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