Nneka Johnson

Nneka Johnson
Instructional Technology Specialist

Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, 2017
Prospective area of research - Discovery learning theoretical framework in conjunction with student technology self-efficacy

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).  Educator’s perceptions about distributed cognition and learning outcomes.  Chapter in Handbook of Research on LearningOutcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. In review.

Non-Degree Education:
Folio Supervisor training, August 2014
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


Google for Education on Air Conference, 2015 (Online) Google Apps, Extensions and Add-ons for the Curriculum
Georgia Independent School Association annual conference, 2013
 Design Thinking in High School Physics
Vanas 2012, Caracas, Venezuela    

Educator's Guide to Google, 2010
Designed and delivered a 10 hour - 1 PLU course on various Google products for
Woodward Academy's Adult Learning workshops
Presented at the annual Georgia Educational Technology Conference, 2010.

iTeach, iLearn, iPod Touch in the classroom.

Presented at Lakeview Academy's
Summer Technology Institute 2010

  • iPod Touch in the Classroom
  • Roam the Earth with Google Earth
Various Workshops at
Pittwater House Schools in 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
Presented at
Georgia Educational Technology Conference
, 2009

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

Highlights from Google Teacher Academy
September 2009 -
Technology Workshop at
The Children's School

Presented at a local area private school various web 2.0 tools with an emphasis on Google tools.        
January, 2008 - VANAS 2008
Venezuelan Association of North American Schools  
Presented at the VANAS, 2008 National Conference.
Digital Storytelling with Photostory and Google Docs & Google Notebook -       

 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)

GTA Entry Video - Classroom Innovation- 2009

Apple Distinguished Educator's entry video

Apple Distinguished Educator Application video - 2015