About Elaine Plybon

I am currently a Learning Coach for Keller ISD in Texas. My focus is on CTE and Virtual Learning. Additionally, I am a professional development and online instructional design consultant. Previously, I was an Instructional Technology Specialist and Science teacher for the Jack E. Singley Academy and MacArthur High School, which is in the Irving Independent School District in Texas and was on the Irving ISD virtual school team, writing and teaching online courses for the district. I took a bit of time away from teaching to work for the Infinity Project at Southern Methodist University.

I was recently named as one of the National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch Education Technology leaders for 2014 and am a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Guru (class of 2012). I was a finalist for TCEA Instructional Technology Specialist in 2012. I serve on the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council’s Blog and Social Media team.

I’ve been renewing my passion for writing. Along with this blog, I am the Technology in Education blogger for Examiner.com, and I am a theatre critic for the Dallas-Fort Worth area arts community as a hobby.

I enjoy technology and finding new ways to use it to make my job easier. As a classroom teacher, I found ways to incorporate technology into every lesson. I especially enjoy teaching when I get a chance to really do it, and I really enjoy teaching teachers.

When I created this blog, it was after I left the teaching profession. My thought was that I may have given up too quickly and my hope was that, by creating this blog, I could help teachers to give it a chance so that they can be a positive force for their students and realize their dream of making a difference! Obviously, I was right and I did give it up too quickly, which is why I’m back in the classroom now.

The best way to get in touch with me is on Twitter – I’m eplybon. Hope to hear from you! Please be sure to visit my website when you get a chance – you’ll find a lot more information there.