Peter Pappas is no stranger to education. Most of his career was spent in New York State - twenty-five years as a high school social studies teacher followed by ten years as a K-12 Director and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Like most teachers, he’s always had a second job. For over twenty years, he’s traveled throughout the country assisting school districts, state ed departments, leading educational organizations and companies to improve teaching and learning. His workshops are based on the premise that staff development should model what we expect to see in the classroom. Ten years ago he relocated to Portland to continue his work as trainer / writer and explore the frontiers of teaching, jazz, yoga, Macs, film, books, garlic and hoppy IPAs. Sporting the mandatory PNW beard, Peter teaches at University of Portland’s School of Education.
Listen to Peter discuss how he fused sound instructional practice and digital technology in his UP social studies methods classroom at UP Tech Talk Podcast (18 mins)