Director of Professional Learning
Shawn W. McCusker is the author of the book "Becoming Active Citizens" which seeks to transforming civic education. and Director of Professional Learning at Digital Promise a nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital learning gap and supporting teachers in schools across the United States. Shawn has twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and leader in public private and alternative schools. He was an early innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities via Twitter such as #sschat and #1to1techat. Shawn works with schools across the United States developing teacher capacity in technology use blended learning creativity and engaging civic education strategies. He is a regular presenter at education conferences across the US. As an expert in technology integration his lessons and student products have been featured in the Journal Educational Leadership and the Huffington Post. In 2006 he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2016 he was named a Top Trailblazing Educator on Twitter by eSchoolNews.