David Boxer holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Teachers College, Columbia University. With more than a decade of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, university technology specialist, curriculum developer and staff developer, and now he serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN.
In 2012, Blake became a Google Apps for Education school to support our connected learners using Google Apps to support our 5cs - critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, and cultural competency. Blake has incorporated the challenge based learning framework in our middle school. In 2013-2014, Blake will open the Center for Science, Design, and Research (CSDR), a state-of-the-art facility to house the science and media programs. CSDR is designed to facilitate the multitude of ways in which our students are acquiring knowledge through project-based learning and the sophisticated use of scientific tools and information and communication technologies.
Previous to his tenure at Blake, he founded and co-directed the Center for Teaching and Learning at Windward School in Los Angeles. Boxer partnered with faculty across disciplines at Windward to develop curriculum innovations focused on advanced uses of educational and information technology tools for secondary schools. He has presented a number of these innovations at educational conferences, including NAIS, CUE, CAIS and PoCC. He was appointed a Google Certified Teacher (Santa Monica '07). The following year, he was selected to be part of the NAIS Teachers of the Future which seeks to advance idea-sharing about innovation in teaching and learning in independent schools. In 2009, he was selected to join the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads and the same year his school was award the E.E Ford's Educational Leadership Grant. Currently, he is serving as a founding member of the New Media Consortium's K-12 Ambassador program.
Boxer has collaborated with former colleagues at Teachers College (TC) on several projects focused on the use of technology to support democratic education. In 2007, he and Judith Cramer piloted “We Media: Building Curriculum for Citizen Journalists and Democratic Education.” a course they designed for the Intensive Master’s Program in Computing in Education. “WeMedia” was supported by a seed grant from TC. Boxer and Cramer have also collaborated on the Media Literacy section of “Teaching the Levees: A Curriculum of Civic Engagement to accompany Spike Lee's documentary When the Levees Broke.” Funded with a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, this curriculum has been distributed free to 30,000 teachers of high school, college and adult students.
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