Mathew Needleman

Elementary School Principal in Los Angeles, California

Mathew Needleman

Elementary School Principal in Los Angeles, California

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Mathew Needleman, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, has been involved in the field of education and instructional technology for over two decades.

As a teacher, Mr. Needleman specialized in teaching populations of English Learners and mainstreamed special education students at a Title I school. He utilized video in the classroom to promote reading fluency, encourage reluctant writers, and provide an authentic audience for student work.

Yearning for collaboration and eager to share, Mr. Needleman created nearly twenty teacher resource web sites and educational apps used around the world.

As an instructional technology specialist, Mr. Needleman provided planning and visioning support to 136 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Needleman has spoken at local and national conferences and has provided professional development for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Apple Computer, Antioch University, and MacMall.

He is one of the authors of What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media. He blogs at Creating Lifelong Learners.com.

He is the principal of Melrose Elementary Math Science Technology Magnet, one of Los Angeles's most successful and innovative magnet schools.

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