Nneka Johnson

Nneka Johnson
Lead Instructional Technology Specialist

Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, 2017
Prospective area of research - Teacher technology self-efficacy in conjunction with job-embedded technology professional development.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
MS, Instructional Technology, August 2005

Queens College, Queens, New York
BA, Sociology and Urban Studies, 1996

Carr, S., Johnson N. & Bush L. (2015).   Distributed Cognition: Teachers’ Perceptions and Implications for Learning Outcomes and Instructional Technology.  Chapter in Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. In review.
MBS direct newsletter article - "After Successful Pilot, Woodward Academy Keeps Moving Ahead with Digital." (2015)

Non-Degree Education:
Microsoft Innovative Educator - Trainer
 - July 2015, September 2015
Project-Based Learning 101  - The Buck Institute, May 2015 and September 2015 
Socratic Seminar Leadership, Socratic Seminars International, October 2013
Charting a Direction for Online Learning, Southern Association of Independent Schools, June 2013
Organizational Leadership, The Leaders Lyceum, 2013
*Google Education TrainerNovember 2011
*Google Certified Teacher, August 2009  

*Only certified teacher and trainer in Metro-Atlanta in Google educator directory (https://edudirectory.withgoogle.com/en)

School visits (non-local):
Berkeley Preparatory School - Tampa, FL - 2013
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo - Valencia, VE - 2008
Escuela Bella Vista - Maracaibo, VE - 2012
Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim, CA - 2013
Kamehameha Schools - Honolulu, HI - 2014
The Pittwater House Schools - Sydney, AU - 2009, 2010
Punahou School - Honolulu, HI - 2014
Shorecrest Preparatory School - Tampa, FL - 2013, 2014


Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) annual conference, 2015 Atlanta, GA Gone Google? Fill in the Gaps with Add-ons, Extensions and Apps.
Google for Education on Air Conference, 2015 (Online) Google Apps, Extensions and Add-ons for the Curriculum
Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) annual conference, 2013
College Park, GA
 Design Thinking in High School Physics
Venezuelan Association of North American Schools (VANAS), 2012,
Caracas, Venezuela   

Three presentations
Woodward Academy's Adult Learning conference, T3 (Teachers teaching teachers), 2010
College Park, GA
Designed and delivered a 10 hour - 1 PLU course on various Google products for
Woodward Academy's Adult Learning workshops
Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC), 2010
College Park, GA
Presented at Lakeview Academy's
Summer Technology Institute, 2009 & 2010
Gainesville, GA
Various Workshops at
Pittwater House Schools
Sydney, Australia (January 2010 -July 2010)
Workshops and classes included:
  • Google docs and forms for all senior school students
  • Google sites for year 11 students
  • Effective Google searches for all senior school students
  • Using Google docs & forms for teachers
  • Using an iPod touch and iPhone in the curriculum
  • Activinspire basics
Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GAETC), 2009
College Park, GA

September 2009 -
Presented at the
Atlanta Area Technology Educators
quarterly meeting

Highlights from Google Teacher Academy
The Children's School, 2009
Atlanta, GA

Venezuelan Association of North American Schools  (VANAS), 2008. 

Two sessions:
Woodward Academy, 2009
Parent Facebook Class

June, 2009 - WA Parent Facebook Class 
Two hour class providing information on Facebook and the pitfalls of student use

After graduating from GSU in 2005 with a Masters degree in Instructional Technology I was offered a job at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA.  
In 2009 I visited Pittwater House, our sister school in Sydney, Australia where I was offered a job as the Coordinator of Innovation and Technology. 
I was hired to spearhead a 1:1 iPhone and iPod touch initiative in 2010.  I spent six months in Australia and returned to Woodward Academy in July of 2010.

The Pittwater House Schools - Sydney, Australia - January 2010 to July 2010
Woodward Academy, College Park, GA - June 2005  to Present
(Voted top workplace in Atlanta, 2011 - http://www.ajc.com/business/topworkplaces/woodward-academy-top-large-910116.html)

College courses taught: 
Shorter University, July 2008 to September 2009
Teacher Technology

Professional Learning Offerings:

Google Tools
  • Google Drive (Sheets/Docs/Slides/Forms)
  • Gmail/Advanced Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Effective Google searches
  • Educator's Guide to Google - PLU Class
  • Google scripts, Chrome extensions and apps
  • Blogger 101
  • Design Thinking bootcamp
  • Socratic Seminar
  • iPads in the Classroom (10 hour PLU class)
  • SMART Notebook fundamentals
  • Epson Interactive Whiteboard - Easy Interactive tools
  • iPad Basics
  • Using Twitter as a Personal Learning Network
  • Create eye catching presentations using Prezi
  • Screencasting 101 - Flipped Teaching Fundamentals
  • Blogs, Wiki's and Podcasts
  • Technology Tools to engage students
  • BYOD/T resources for the classroom
  • Digital resources for the English classroom
  • Digital resources for the Social Studies classroom
  • iPads in the World Languages classroom
  • MS Office for the iPad (onedrive)
  • Applying brain-based strategies in a digital classroom
  • Introduction to project-based learning

GTA Entry Video - Classroom Innovation- 2009

Apple Distinguished Educator's entry video

Apple Distinguished Educator Application video - 2015