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Jordy Whitmer

Learner, Teacher, Facilitator
Bloomfield Twp, MI
Jordy is a 3rd-8th grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School in Birmingham MI. Always curious, Jordy has: taught in 3 different districts for 20+ years; designed and facilitated school and district level initiatives for Birmingham; served as Educator-On-Loan for the Michigan Department of Education; taught overseas and online graduate courses for Michigan State and Western Michigan; researched capacity building in systemic reform, technology integration, and mathematics teaching; led professional development workshops for MACUL and Apple Professional Development; served on MACUL's board of directors and SIG for elementary educators; and been designated an Apple Distinguished Educator and Milken Scholar. Currently Jordy is piloting two new classes, Game Design and Thinkering Studio, while continuing to develop the Engage program at the lower grades.
In place of blogging, he wikis at http://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/.