Patrick Higgins, Jr.

 Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins, Jr. has been a teacher of English and Social Studies, a technology coordinator, and an administrator at various schools in New Jersey. In his current position he focuses on developing curriculum to meet the needs of today's students, coordinating professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, and facilitating change within the school systems.

Patrick has presented on topics such as Leadership for Today's Students, Creating Personal Learning Environments, Writing for Authentic Audiences, and Revitalizing Traditional Learning Environments, and is an adjunct professor at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. His focus within the past year has been on introducing teachers to the disruptive nature of social technology and the pedagogical shifts they bring about.

Patrick obtained his B.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University and his M.A. in Education from St. Peter's College.

Areas of expertise:

  • District wide curriculum planning and implementation with UbD™
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Instructional technology - implementation and integration
  • Meaningful technology integration
  • Assessment for and of Learning
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