Jennifer Carrier Dorman


Professional Narrative

Jennifer Dorman is a CELTA-certified ESL/EFL teacher (Lehrerin) at the Integrative Montessori Volksschule an der Balanstraße in Munich, Germany. She formerly taught at the Musisch-Aktive Montessori Schule in Bad Tölz, Germany. Before moving to Germany in December 2010 Jen was a Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, Discovery Communications, and an adjunct professor and course designer for Wilkes University in the Instructional Media Masters Program. She worked previously as a Staff Development Coordinator and social studies teacher for the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, PA. Jen was recognized as a Keystone Technology Integrator and STAR Discovery Educator in 2005 and as a Google Certified Teacher in 2008. Prior to moving into professional development, Jen taught social studies and computers for 10 years and was recognized as the Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies.

In 2008, the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology recognized Jen as the Outstanding Leader of the Year and she represented PA at NECC in 2008 as the state’s nominee for the ISTE Leader of the Year Award. Jen has delivered keynote addresses and presented concurrent sessions at numerous regional and national educational technology conferences as well as in Second Life. She has provided testimony at state congressional hearings in Harrisburg, PA, and has been part of presentation teams who have worked directly with state legislators to impress upon them the importance of educational technology and professional development for teachers. Jen has authored articles for the Discovery Education Classroom Resource Guide and has been featured in Education Week Digital Directions and THE Journal. She has also been the featured guest on the EdTechTalk syndicated podcast, It’s Elementary.

Jen blogged at Cliotech, Dorman Story , and Dorman’s Trouvailles. She authors two best practices wikis, Grazing for Digital Natives and Google Tools for Schools, and a Montessori resource wiki.

Jen lives in Bad Tölz, Germany, with her husband.

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