Bio


Beth Mossholder is a Director of Technology and K-8 Technology Teacher in Parker, Colorado at Challenge to Excellence Charter School.  She currently manages 1:1 Chromeboks and Nexus 7 (with Google Play EDU) in grades K-8. She has successfully implemented Google Apps and is the domain administrator.


Beth created and hosts an annual week of learning for educators called Geek Camp (geekcampedu.com). During this week she supports teachers and professionals in the educational field to learn different tools and better incorporate 21st century skills into learning. 


Beth has been a presenter at district, regional, state, and international conferences. She has been a featured speaker for the EdTechTeam, and works on their BootCamp team. Beth also works with mindSpark Learning as a presenter and Thought Partner. Her interview on the Cloud to Ground podcast had over 1200+ downloads in the first 4 days of release discussing the use of cloud based tools such as Google Apps in the classroom. She also consults with schools and educators.  


Beth has been working in education and encouraging technology use for over 17 years encouraging technology integration into the classroom. She has also done an international teaching internship in Wallerawang, Australia working with years 3 and 4. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in English from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s Certificate in Instructional Technology from Regis University. She became a Google Certified Innovator (Teacher) in Sydney, Australia in 2011. She became a Google for Education Certified Trainer in 2015. Beth traveled to Manchester, England in March of 2016 and became a Raspberry Pi certified educator, one of the first 100 US educators to hold the certification.


Beth is involved in many PLN's centered around Technology and Education. She is a GEG Colorado Co- Leader, a member of the Colorado Educator Network, and participates in local events such as the Collaporative, EdCamps, and many more.


Beth loves technology, teaching, and incorporating the two into a rich learning environment for students. She welcomes new opportunities to present and consult.



 

Outside the Educator Role:

I am a Colorado native. I grew up in the infamous Trinidad, Colorado. It is about 15 miles north of the New Mexico border. My family has lived in that area for over 100 years. To this day, my parents, brother, and his family call Trinidad home. In fact, they all live on the same street as neighbors.  I earned my Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. To pay my way through school, I worked as a unit secretary for Mt. San Rafael hospital in Trinidad and McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Working with people and helping the community has been a theme in my life. At the end of my college years, I went to Australia to live and teach. I lived and traveled the South Pacific for 4 months; and it was a great part of my life. I have a tiny human, Presley, born on May 20, 2015.I am a single mother, and Presley and I enjoy all the fun we can cram into a day- from tea parties to playing cars.  I earned a Master's Certificate in Technology Integration from Regis University in 2011.   I love to travel and try to go on adventures in state or internationally whenever I can. The south pacific is my favorite place to go.  When I am not at work, or dreaming of a beach, I am usually at home playing with Presley. I love taking pictures, running, spin classes, and baking. I sleep when my tiny human allows.  I have been a vegetarian for the last 20 years.