Who am I?

Hi, I'm Dana Heimlich, the author of this ed tech blog!  And that's my trusty side-kick, Zoey. (Although she would probably say I'm her assistant.)

I have been working in education for over twelve years, the majority of which I spent in New Jersey public high schools as a German teacher and instructional technologist. I also served as a professional development coordinator in a high school district with 300+ faculty members and 3,000 students, and as a New Teacher Academy and mentor training program manager. Currently, I work as an Instructional Design Specialist and faculty training coordinator at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ.

Who is this blog for?

Educators! Administrators! Teacher coaches! Superintendents! CEOs! CIOs! BOE members! Student-teachers! Principals! Adjuncts! Full-time, tenured faculty members! University presidents! Parents! Students! Community members!

Anyone with a vested interest in education is welcome to read this blog and participate in discussions. Education is not and should not be contained within the four walls of any classroom, nor is it a process that can successfully occur in isolation between teachers and students.  It takes a village...

German teachers!

You are especially welcome here.  I will be working to curate a collection of my favorite German language resources here, and will post my own lesson plans and learning materials from time to time.

World language education is a particular passion of mine and I'd love to do what I can to help my colleagues to successfully deliver not just German education, but lessons in Spanish, French, Chinese, Latin and more!