Bob's Bio

My name is Bob Deneau and I am in my 4th year as the Coordinator of STEM K-12 for the Rockwood School Distict. For 8 years prior to being the STEM Coordinator for my district, I was an Instructional Technology Specialist. In both roles, I have been helping teachers (K-12) learn how to best utilize any available technology resources to meet the needs of their students. During this time, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of the following experiences:

- Raspberry Pi Picademy in Atlanta 2018

- Co-led Google Apps for Education Rollout

- Launched our Mobile Innovation Center (STEM RV)

- Became a Google Certified Teacher in 2014

- Became a Google Education Trainer in 2014

- Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Award Recipient in 2013

- Led the "Tech a la Carte" webinar series for the district

- Conducted professional development sessions on topics such as Google Apps for Education, flipped classroom, PLNs, Assessment systems, SMARTBoards, PBL, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and more

In my time as an Instructional Technology Specialist and STEM Coordinator, I have been fortunate to present at the following conferences:

- National Science Teachers Association

- Missouri Summit featuring Google for Education

- ISTE

- Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC)

- MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference (MITC now called M3)

- MOREnet Summit featuring Google Apps for Education

- EdcampSTL

- National Council for the Social Studies

- Missouri Staff Development Conference

Before becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist, I taught 4th grade for 8 years in the Rockwood School District. The first 5 years were spent at Ridge Meadows Elementary and then I helped open Fairway Elementary. For the next 3 years, I taught 4th grade at Fairway Elementary and was named the school teacher of the year in my final year.

My degrees include a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Arts in Education degree from Lindenwood University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.