My name is Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. I am a district instructional technologist, speaker, and connected education consultant. I began teaching the educational implications of going digital as the Campus Outreach Coordinator for CAREEREALISMcampus.com. I spent another two years as the Chief Social Strategist for Your Type Advantage, where I oversaw and managed the company’s social strategy, created and curated content for the company’s Ning, as well as launched multiple projects that expanded the company’s digital brand. Currently, I work with teachers in discovering how they can use a multitude of technologies, such as Google Apps, Compass Learning, Schoology, etc., to create an array of interactive and engaging collaborative learning experiences, with a focus on blended and personalized learning and connecting students to a global community.
Over the past several years I have presented at a number of conferences, guest lectured, and regularly blogged and produced online content aimed at the educational uses of social technologies. Along the way, I earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, where my research focused on digital leadership and teachers using a Twitter-supported personal learning network (PLN) to individualize their professional development. And in 2013, I worked with an amazing group of educators across the state of Mississippi to organize the first Edcamp in Mississippi