Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Meghan Cave holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, a master’s degree in education, both from Colorado State University, and a Certified College Planning Specialist Certificate from the National Institute of Certified College Planners. Cave started her career in admissions and financial aid at the Colorado School of Mines, and then joined the Department of Higher Education in 2007 with CollegeInvest. She joined Colorado GEAR UP in January 2010. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, camping, listening to or playing music.
Robert Currie is the executive director of the Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) Montana’s statewide online program housed at The University of Montana. MTDA has served over 30,000 online student enrollments since its inception in the fall of 2010. Prior to starting MTDA he was the executive director of the Michigan Virtual School and was a superintendent and high school principal in Michigan. Currie is a founding member of the Virtual School Leadership Alliance an organization consisting of thirteen virtual schools from across the U.S promoting collaboration in online learning.
Sam McCool is best known for How to Speak Pittsburghese and How to Speak Bostonian, popular folklore titles since the 1980s. He has also co-authored three books on topics about total quality management and higher education. An innovator in composition studies, McCool has designed, developed and taught online and hybrid courses since the mid-1990s. In 2008 and 2009, he received Blackboard Catalyst Community Collaboration Awards and in 2010, the Staff Development Program Award. That same year, he co-chaired the successful Southwest Technology Conference hosted by NSC in Henderson, NV. Since then, he has led NSC’s transition from Bb Vista 8 to Canvas, the adoption of Mediasite lecture capture, and the development of an instructional media library on YouTube. He is currently the Nevada NROC EdReady Project Manager for the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Nevada Department of Education.
Terri Rowenhorst works closely with the members of The NROC Project, a community fueled by the belief that everyone is entitled to an education, regardless of their financial or social circumstances. NROC member institutions represent secondary and post-secondary leaders, teachers and learners cooperating to develop and share digital resources and tools to impact college and career readiness. Learn more at http://theNROCproject.org.