About Me

Photo of Michael Roush.Hi, I’m Michael!  I believe every student can learn to define and achieve what the highest level of success means for them.  I also believe that the educator’s job is to put the resources and supports in place to make that happen.

At the end of May, 2016, I began a new career as a Technology Integration Specialist with Forward Edge.  I specialize in educational technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning.  My current schedule has me regularly supporting teachers at West Clermont Local Schools and Felicity-Franklin Local Schools.

Previously I worked as as Customer Service Coordinator in the IT Department of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, and before that for nearly fifteen years as Technology Coordinator and Consultant in school improvement and special education for the Region 14 State Support Team in Ohio.  Besides taking care of the office hardware, software, website, and network, I did workshops and professional development on Educational Technology and Assistive Technology.

In June of 2016, I attended my first ISTE Conference.  I was privileged to participate in two sessions: ISTE Ignite Sessions – Round 1 and What Makes Ed Tech Stick!

In February of 2016, I was honored to be accepted to speak at the inaugural TEDxWorthington. (My recorded talk is available via the TEDx channel on YouTube.)

In November of 2012, I received my first “Google Apps for Education Qualification“.  I regularly provide workshops and individual technical assistance in implementing Google tools to increase student access to general curriculum, particularly students with disabilities.

Family photo.Family

This photo is from Christmas 2012.

Back row: my stepdaughter Kaitlyn, daughter Callie, son Benjamin, and daughter Lydia.

Front row: daughter Amelia, wife Angie, son Quenton, and me!

It’s a rare thing to have everyone together in one place, so we try to get a photo when it happens.

Contact

You can find/connect with me at the following:

My “Pet Projects”

I am currently working on two “pet projects”.  They’re each related to my occupation and fascination with education and technology.

DesigningEducation.org – Five Rules of Design Thinking to Reach All Students.  I do this as a full-day or as a one-hour workshop.  I also have a half-day version, a three-day version, and a five-day version.

EdTechAWARE – Using educational technology to support student learning in five important areas: Access, Writing, Accommodation, Reading, and Engagement.

Certifications

Level 1 - Google Certified Educator.Level 2 - Google Certified Educator.

Google Certified Administrator

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Google Apps Qualified, and Google for Education Qualified-Admin

 

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