About Bjorn Behrendt

My name is Bjorn Behrendt and I am a proud father of two wonderful girls. I created AskBj.net in college as a place for me to put links to the free programs I found.    I have added EdListen to the network as a new way of provide training.

I am a Google Certified Trainer and started the Google Weekly Podcast to share my knowlege of using Google Apps in Schools.

I have a bachelors degree is in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business from Castleton State College. While my degree is computer based it was my work study job for the IT department that kicked off my career in educational technology. I was hired to be the technician but was also praised for my ability to make teachers feel comfortable with using technology and for exposing them to new applications and approaches.

I have since gone back to school and currently enrolled in the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction program with a focus on Educational Technology through UVM graduating May of 2012, having studied many newer teaching strategies like Understanding by Design, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, differentiated instruction, and universal design learning.

During the day I work as an IT Coordinator for Mount St. Joseph Academy in Vermont. I have spearheaded their 21st century learning environment initiative which consists of 1:1 netbooks, interactive white boards, and training. I went back to my alma mater Castleton State College and now teach 2 night classes: Web Design, and Intro to Computers and Arts and Humanities. In additions to this I work with several grant and state funded projects.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my site.

Bjorn Behrendt
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