I would like to thank the thousands of educators, schools, school districts, and edtech companies that have allowed me to create, manage projects, and help people get the essentials needed to empower learning for themselves and those they teach. It has been 10 years since I started this journey and I am grateful every day for the opportunities I have in education.
As you know, I believe every educator deserves to feel confident and empowered to integrate technology when it is best for student learning. I believe that if educators possessed the essentials needed to assist in their teaching to help learners reach their potential, we would be developing a terrific movement in education today. Helping someone learn something is one of the greatest gifts there is in life.
I want to instill that confidence and passion that people bring to each other when they interact and learn together. I want to inspire both the digital natives and those trying to understand and use technology to truly connect and make learning meaningful and authentic utilizing technology. As someone who knows education and can relate to teachers and learners, I strive to guide and provide experiences for educators to integrate technology for their purposes or goals.
Blended Tech Learning was born 10 years ago on the belief that a combination of the knowledge of teaching and learning with technology expertise would allow people to quickly get what is essential in using technology so that they may empower potential in themselves, their students, and all those they reach. I will continue this and beyond as we all grow and learn together.
- Nic Finelli, Founder and Chief Learning Engineer
Nic provides a broad range of customized professional development, training, and consulting services, focusing on meaningful, efficient, and successful technology integration. With more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience and years of service as a school-based technology-integration specialist, Nic truly believes and has an appreciation for the teaching and learning context, and an extensive first-hand knowledge base, that is unique and unmatched among full-time providers in the edtech field today. He has been recognized as a Google for Education Certified Trainer, an Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Master Trainer, Minecraft Global Mentor and Minecraft Certified Trainer. Nic is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, a curator for YouTube for Teachers, Hapara Champion Trainer, zSpace PD Trainer, Sphero EDU Senior Professional Learning Specialist, and a Discovery Star Educator. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and has instructed graduate-level courses in technology integration.
As a full-time professional development provider, trainer, and consultant, Nic and Blended Tech Learning serve education, business, and government organizations.