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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

Chief Operating Officer

Joint Venture

Principal

Baywood Elementary School

Senior Consultant

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

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

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

University of California

bachelor's degree Degree

University of California Santa Barbara

doctorate degree

UCLA

graduate degrees

UCLA

master's Degree

UCLA

Web References (103 Total References)


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


Alternatives to Google Docs | TBLOGICAL

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Michael Simkins

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Posted by Michael Simkins on August 24, 2011
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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


Digital Age Learning Culture | TBLOGICAL

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Michael Simkins

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Posted by Michael Simkins on October 31, 2012
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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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