Peggy George has been a professional educator for over 50 years. She completed her BA in Elementary Education at Arizona State University and earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Reading/Open Education and Teacher Education. She began her teaching career in Special Education and has taught grades 1-6. She has had many administrative/leadership roles throughout her career including elementary principal (23 years), special education director, director of a private school for the deaf, coordinator of a Professional Development School (PDS) program in the Madison District for ASU-West, and teacher education instructor at ASU-West. Courses she has taught include action research, classroom instruction and management, curriculum organization, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, classroom assessment, and the student teaching capstone seminar.
Since her "retirement", she has been involved in many educational technology projects related to Web 2.0 and best practices for technology integration in schools/universities. She co-hosts the weekly Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinars on Blackboard Collaborate. The webinars are designed to support teachers with resources and practical suggestions for incorporating interactive, collaborative technologies into their teaching and learning by becoming connected educators. She is a conference organizer for the K12 Online Conference and volunteers to moderate many virtual conferences for the Learning Revolution. She is actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community through participation in weekly webcasts. She is an enthusiastic DEN STAR, and a proud grandma of 3 daughters, 7 grandkids and 1 great-grandaughter, all the loves of her life.
Her passion is continuing to explore all of the latest technology innovations and social networking opportunities for engaging students/teachers in powerful interactive learning experiences.