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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

Principal

Baywood Elementary School

Chief Operating Officer

Joint Venture

Faculty, Krause Center for Innovation

Foothill College

Consultant

Cal Poly State University

Consulting Director TICAL

Santa Cruz City Schools

Consultant

Association of California School Administrators

Teacher

Las Virgenes Unified School District

Teacher

Lake Tahoe Unified School District

Senior Consultant

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Affiliations

Board Member
California ASCD

Board Member
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre

Board Member
California Association of Supervision of Curriculum and Development

Expert Advisor
Federal Communications Commission

Education

B.A. Degree

UC Santa Barbara

B.A. degree cum laude

political science

University of California at Santa Barbara

Ed.D.

bachelor's degree Degree

University of California Santa Barbara

graduate degrees

UCLA

Web References (108 Total References)


Our Team - Krause Center for Innovation

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Michael Simkins, Ed.D., Instructor

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Michael Simkins Michael is an experienced educator and lifelong learner. Over the years, he has been an elementary schoolteacher, principal, director of large-scale educational technology projects, non-profit COO, and consultant to educational, governmental, and non-profit organizations. Since 2001, Michael has worked as creative director, executive director, and now consulting director for the 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. In 2014, CUE, Inc. awarded Michael the "Making IT Happen Award" for commitment and innovation in educational technology. Michael holds Leading Edge Certification for the Administrator and for Online and Blended Teaching. He currently sits on the board of directors for California ASCD. Michael earned his B.A. at UC Santa Barbara and his master's and doctorate degrees at UCLA.


California ASCD :: Board of Directors

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Dr. Michael Simkins, Consulting Director, TICAL

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Michael Simkins, Ed.D., Assistant Executive Director


TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

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Michael Simkins, Ed.D. Consulting Director 805.624.5792


Our Team | Krause Center for Innovation

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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.


Hey kids, what do you think of your teacher? | TBLOGICAL

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Michael Simkins

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Posted by Michael Simkins on August 31, 2010
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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. View all posts by Michael Simkins

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