Teacher Highlight: Shawn McCusker – EdTechTeacher

Who’s Shawn McCusker?

Shawn McCusker is an creator and Senior Director of Skilled Studying at EdTechTeacher. He has 25 years of expertise as a trainer and chief in public, non-public and different faculties.  Shawn’s e book Becoming Active Citizens focuses on creating extra significant citizen education schemes centered on actual life experiences the place college students be taught citizenship by BEING residents. It was just lately named a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Guide of the Yr Award.

As a classroom trainer Shawn specialised in Co-taught and Full Inclusion settings that met the wants of numerous learners. His ardour for this led him to make use of expertise in modern methods. After his work was shared through social media, Shawn started to journey throughout the US to assist faculties create differentiated and scholar centered insurance policies and practices.  His classes and scholar merchandise have been featured within the Journal,  Instructional Management and the Huffington Submit. In 2006, he was acknowledged as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Instructing. In 2016 he was named a High Trailblazing Educator on Twitter by eSchoolNews. 

As a college chief, Shawn has been a part of 1:1 applications with each iPads and Chromebooks. That work led him to work with a non-profit who supported faculties and lecturers in underfunded and underserved communities transitioning to 1:1 applications in the course of the pandemic. 

Shawn can be an skilled author. Along with his e book, Shawn’s column “The Tech Savvy Classroom” shared methods for prioritizing digital storytelling, implementing focused differentiation and selling the concept studying ought to be experiential. Whereas his experiences are numerous they’re tied collectively by a single concept: “In the event that they aren’t actually doing it, they aren’t actually studying it.”     

He has been a keynote and featured speaker at conferences throughout the US. 

Do you know that… 

  • Shawn likes to journey and has labored with faculties in 35 totally different states throughout the US.  (Let me know in case you are in New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota or Oregon.  These are 5 states I nonetheless want to go to!) 
  • Shawn used his army scholarship to attend school.  Enjoyable truth… he was activated on his wedding ceremony day to go and struggle the 1993 Mississippi Floods. 
  • Shawn likes to hike, however when he can’t get out to the paths, he hikes throughout golf programs pretending that he is aware of what he’s doing.  
  • Shawn solves a Rubik’s dice in lower than 3 minutes and kinda by chance realized the right way to choose locks in the course of the pandemic.  


  • Google Licensed Coach
  • Microsoft Modern Educator
  • Adobe Artistic Educator 
  • Guide Creator Ambassador
  • Newsela Licensed Educator 
  • SeeSaw Pioneer
  • Adobe Specific
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • And an entire bunch of others

Methods That Shawn Can Assist!

  • Modern Pupil Centered Work
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Experiential Studying
  • Augmented and Digital Actuality 
  • Venture Based mostly Studying 
  • Civics Training Greatest Apply 
  • Instructing Historical past With Know-how
  • Program Restoration- Figuring what to do when your initiative has misplaced steam or gone off the rails

How Can We Work With Shawn?

Contact me at [email protected] or speak to [email protected]. I’d like to hearken to what you want and enable you to discover a path to get it!