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Michael Wacker
Works at EdTechTeam Inc
Attended Colorado Christian University
Lives in Boulder, Colorado
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Let's do this together. Give $1 and I will match it for 'Tents For Makeshift Classrooms In Nepal'.
Did you know? Over 5,000 primary schools have been destroyed in the Nepal earthquake putting children on the streets.
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I am so proud of James, Hammons, and I for taking an idea and a vision all the way to launch and next-ness...

This is so fun

+James Sanders+Mark Hammons​ 
August 4th marked the five month anniversary for Breakout EDU. After having eye-opening experiences playing escape rooms in Canada with a group of students, Michael Wacker and I decided to take the day off from work and brainstorm how we could bring the concept of an escape room into the classroom.  After 8 hours of mind-scientist-style collaborating, we had a draft plan. We started with a few design principles: * We knew th...
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Awesome vision guys!!
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Love this post shared by +Donnie Piercey​. Because as the #breakoutedu team begins to grow to support the educator driven vision and possibilities, it is moments like this where I know... We are helping teachers and learners!

Best. Opening Day. Activity. Ever.  #breakoutEDU
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Excited to see what comes from this group. Great minds in there
Excited to "engage senior administration officials" at the White House #FutureReady Schools coalition meeting this morning. #OnlyTheBeginning
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+Donnie Piercey​ for sharing this nugget
Best. Opening Day. Activity. Ever.  #breakoutEDU
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Love that EdTechTeam is working with teachers in this space more and more. 

"Learn robotics today, Teach robotics tomorrow" :)
Get started with K-12 Robotics at EdTechTeam Robotics Bootcamps! 

Join us 7/29 - 7/30 in McAllen, Texas for a hands-on, minds-on experience designed to spark and support your desire to bring robotics to your classroom or campus. Building and programming robots will start you off on the right track, but the two-day bootcamp is also infused with challenge activities that teach high-value STEM content as well as opportunities to address state and national standards, 21st Century Skills, College and Career Readiness Standards and project-based learning. 

Tickets are available at

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Yes, yes, yes! #breakoutedu
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Instruction and Learning Designer and Coach, Trainer, Educational Consultant,
Teacher, Course development, Instructional Design, Learning and Instructional Coach, Curriculum writing, , Educational technology, Educational consulting, Google Certified Trainer, Technical Trainer, Online Workflow Ninja, Technical Development Training and Support
  • EdTechTeam Inc
    Chief of Professional Development, 2012 - present
    Direct, evaluate and coordinate EdTech Team Custom PD services with schools and districts, including facilitation, mediation and individual long and short term coaching. Design, implement and lead organization-wide learning and development initiatives. Ensure that learning and development resources exist or are developed to support learning needs based upon near- and longterm goals of the EdTech Team.
  • Jeffco Virtual Academy
    Instructional Coach, 2013 - 2014
    Partner with principals, individual teachers, school sites, and articulation areas to implement new and existing curricula and assessments Support and implement district initiatives Develop and teach in-services and workshops Develop, coordinate, and support Induction for new teachers Communicate with district-level administrators, principals, and teachers through a variety of means Work with a variety of stakeholder groups within Educational Research and Design, as well as other instructional coaches. Participate in ongoing personal professional learning experiences as a means of enhancing the instructional, intervention, and assessment support provided to teachers. This includes participation in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Establish trust, rapport, and credibility with entire school community Facilitate conversations with individual teachers, grade level teams, whole staffs, and other groups
  • Regis University
    Affiliate Faculty, 2008 - 2015
    Teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Design and support the build of Curriculum for teacher licensure Design and support the build of Instructional and Educational Technology Master's Level Courses Prepare and deliver lectures to students and conduct laboratory sessions or discussion groups Prepare, administer and grade examinations, laboratory assignments and reports Advise students on course and academic matters and career decisions Represent the university as speaker Provide professional consultative services to government, industry and private individuals.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
    Teacher and Coordinator, 2003 - 2010
    Elementary Teacher Assess, diagnose, and determine the academic needs of students. Develop and oversee the implementation of online instructional best practices Design and deliver professional staff development
  • Denver Public Schools
    Blended Learning Program Manager, 2010 - 2013
    Provide support and manage: Best practices for the design and delivery of blended learning instruction Best practice methodologies for online information architecture, interface design, interaction design, usability issues, and user-centered design Application of learning theories to instructional design (e.g., behavioral, cognitive and constructivist) Best practice uses of rich media resources in learning environments Plan, manage and document projects Perform project needs analysis, task analysis, and gap analysis Evaluate non-traditional instructional programs—especially online and computer based Evaluate online curricular programs and software—especially online and computer based Facilitate user groups, focus groups, needs assessment meetings, and project teams Communicate, with a strong ability to communicate with diverse groups, including marketing presentations to various constituencies
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Daddy & Husband! Learning and Instructional Design Consultant & Coach. Learner. Teacher. Education Consultant. Blended Learning Subject Matter Expert. Cage-Rattler. Professional Development. Faith, Family, Fellowship
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I view my blog/public posts as a personal journal and reflection opportunity for me. 

I am reflective, and a good listener. I enjoy designing and facilitating online learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning, and sharing new ideas, tools, and discussions with my peers.

I try not to take myself too seriously and I surround myself with brilliant people who challenge and teach me often.

A former elementary teacher, I have since served as Online Learning Specialist on the student and adult learning side. This experience included designing and facilitating teacher and administrator professional development online courses and workshops.
On the student side, my experience involves directing the build and design of High School online courses, technical development and course conversions, as well as curriculum course revisions and iterations. With more than five years of progressively responsible experience in eLearning and Blended Learning, I am consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation in public and private schools internationally to support the professional development and redesign of classrooms, pedagogy, and traditional instructional models, to better serve all learners.

I am currently working as both a consultant and adjunct professor for Regis University in Colorado on the online and face to face side; working on aligning and re-imagining the teacher licensure program curriculum and the Master's level Ed Tech Degree with the University. I's strengths are in helping to maximize learning opportunities through the design of dynamic spaces (online and face to face) of interaction, inquiry, and engagement for students, teachers, and administrators. Dedicated to educational innovation, I strive to utilize best practice eLearning techniques and leverage a pedagogy and technology that allows for anywhere, anytime learning.

I am a Google Certified Teacher, Google Certifiied Trainer, and Google Trusted Trainer. Based out of Colorado, I lead workshops and consult internationally with a focus the Rocky Mountain region throughout the U.S. and Canada. I provide energetic, interactive, and productive workshops and trainings which are customized for each organization. I have extensive experience working with administrators, educators, IT, and also support staff.

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  • Colorado Christian University
    Curriculum and Instruction Online, 2011
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
    Elementary Education
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