[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Forward Edge is pleased to announce that Michael Roush has joined its Curriculum Integration Services Team. Michael is from the Hillsboro, Ohio, area, where he previously worked as Technology Coordinator and Consultant with the Ohio Region 14 State Support Team, specializing in educational technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning. Michael has also previously taught at the high school and college levels.
“This is a great opportunity for me to bring what I have learned back to classrooms,” said Michael. “I am looking forward to learning more as I work to help educators make the best use of the technology they have available for all students.”
For over ten years, Michael has presented at local, regional, state, and national events on effective implementation of educational technology to benefit diverse learners. He will be presenting an Ignite session titled Five Rules of Design Thinking to Reach all Students, at the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado at the end of June.
“I believe that every student can learn to define and achieve what the highest level of success means for them, and that, as educators, our job is to put the conditions and resources in place to help them make that happen,” stated Michael. “When I talked with the people at Forward Edge, it was clear early on that they have the same vision for how technology should impact the students we serve.”
The Director of Curriculum and Technology Integration Katie Ritter said, “our department has been growing really fast as more schools understand the importance of coupling educational technology training for teachers with actual devices. Michael is the perfect person to help me lead our department, and our customers, to success!”
Forward Edge is the area’s largest and most knowledgeable education focused Technology Solutions Provider. Through our deep understanding of technology in education, we have become a trusted partner to K-12 schools across Ohio, working heavily in the greater Cincinnati region, Dayton and Columbus, as well as Kentucky and Indiana. In serving these schools, we have consistently delivered innovative and sustainable solutions for Managed Services, Classroom Technology Integration, Wireless LAN, Security, and Staff Augmentation.
The Curriculum Integration team is available for our customers in a number of ways. Everyone on the team has had formal education training, previous teaching experience, and has come to Forward Edge from the education world. Every engagement with our schools looks different; but regardless of the project, each person on the Curriculum Integration team closely aligns their practice with the ISTE Standards for Coaches. Many schools are turning to our department to fill the role of an on-site technology coach for their buildings. Other places use our team to consult on a particular implementation project, such as a new Learning Management System (LMS), switching to Google Apps for Education, and more. We also partner closely with our schools to provide Professional Development (PD) on district PD days, conferences, leadership teams and many other opportunities!