Edtech Enthusiast & PD Facilitator, Teacher, and Writer in Louisville, Kentucky
ADAM WATSON is currently the Digital Learning Coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools. He came to Shelby County in 2014, hired as the district's first Technology Integration Coach.
Mr. Watson began his education journey as a high school teacher in 2005. In his nine classroom years, he has taught English, AP Literature and Composition, Drama, Myths and Legends, and a film studies class; he was voted Teacher of the Year in 2009. In 2013, Mr. Watson become a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Secondary English.
Adam's educational accomplishments, particularly in technology, have earned him various accolades, such as the cover story of Kentucky Teacher (April 2009), an article in The Courier-Journal (January 21, 2009), a mention in NCTE's international newsletter INBOX (February 2009), and a feature story for an August 29, 2013 "School Smarts" segment of WDRB-TV (video and text). He has written for NCTE's Classroom Notes Plus (October 2010), the British user-created book profile website Book Drum (June 2011), and for Classcraft's game-based education blog (January 2017). In 2011, Adam founded and co-led the teacher-centered edtech support community for his previous district, the Oldham County Technology Initiative, or OCTI. A "Star Wars Shakespeare" unit he created was eventually shared online and it soon went vira