John Hendron is an education leader with expertise in instructional technology.

Short Biography

John Hendron, December, 2013, Richmond, Virginia

I currently reside in the metro-Richmond area of Virginia and am employed as an instructional technologist. Above all else, I value creativity and look for creative solutions to problems. I am also an enthusiast of early music, and sometimes write critical reviews of music recordings and concerts. I am author of the well-received 2008 book published by the ISTE press: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts and Wikis in the Classroom. I am a pioneer in the use of blogs and podcasts in K-12 education.

I attended Avon Lake High School—Ohio (1992), the University of Rochester—New York (1996), Case Western Reserve University—Cleveland, Ohio (1999), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Blacksburg, Virginia (2005), and Virgina Commonwealth University—Richmond, Virginia (2014). In addition to my experience in the field of education, I have experience in photography, graphic design, music composition and performance, and web design.

Accomplishments

Experience

My experience in the field of education has included teaching high school, the professional development and training of teachers, strategic planning (including creating technology plans, and helping to create a district strategic plan), video editing and video streaming, web design, use of online content management systems (WordPress, Expression Engine, Plone), graphic design, grant writing, and instructional leadership.

My job duties have obviously gone beyond the label of “instructional technology,” and I currently serve on my district’s leadership team, instructional leadership team, technology team, and public relations committee. My current role also involves generating a district tactical plan and reporting biannually on this plan to the school board.

My experience also includes virtual education, having designed and taught both professional and undergraduate courses through both Blackboard and Moodle. I also manage a Google Apps for Education domain, using both CloudLock and Hapara Teacher Dashboard.

Education

VCU Graduation

Recent Speaking Engagements

Contact

I have a limited amount of time each year to devote to speaking and consulting. Please contact me if you’re interested. I’m open to topics relating to constructivist education, social media, Scratch, iPad 1:1, and program evaluation.