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40: Bonus Edition- Interview with Jarod Bormann


Jarod is a Technology Integration Specialist at the Keystone AEA. He has a Masters in Instructional Technology through the University of Northern Iowa and is an adjunct professor for the same Masters program. Jarod formally taught MS/HS English for seven years in one of the first 1:1 iPad schools in Iowa. He is a contributing blogger and app reviewer at, as well as a contributing blogger at To top it off he is an annual presenter at the Keystone TIC Conference as well as other educational tech conferences throughout the midwest, specifically presenting at ISTE 2016. Lastly, and most importantly, Jarod was recognized as the 2014 Iowa Safe Schools Educator of the Year.

He is passionate about #PersonalizedPD & #flipclass. He loves to connect with educators and share ideas on how to integrate technology in order to reach the levels of all learners.


  • Start with the learning, then the tools follow
  • What is the system we can put in place for every educator to identify a specific weakness of their own and then go through the steps to make it better?
  • What’s going to have a positive effect on learner outcomes? (Question first, Tool second)
  • Stay focused on the learning process
  • Every human being wants to feel validated, heard and acknowledged


Jarod’s Stamp of Approval

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Flipped Learning
  • Personalized PD
  • Growth Mindset

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.