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William M. Ferriter, Teacher, Author and Professional Development Provider

Alan GreenWilliam M. Ferriter – @plugusin on Twitter – is a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher in a professional learning community (PLC) near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide. His trainings include how to use blogs, wikis, and podcasts in the classroom; the role of iTunes in teaching and learning; and the power of digital moviemaking. Bill has also developed schoolwide technology rubrics and surveys that identify student and staff digital proficiency at the building level. He is a founding member and senior fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network and has served as teacher in residence at the Center for Teaching Quality.

An advocate for PLCs, improved teacher working conditions, and teacher leadership, Bill has represented educators on Capitol Hill and presented in state and national conferences. He is among the first one hundred teachers in North Carolina and the first one thousand in the United States to earn certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. He has been a Regional Teacher of the Year in North Carolina, and his blog, the Temper Radical, earned Best Teacher Blog of 2008 from Edublogs.

A contributing author to two assessment anthologies, The Teacher as Assessment Leader and The Principal as Assessment Leader, he is also coauthor of Teaching the iGeneration Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™, Learning Forward’s (formerly NSDC) 2010 Professional Development Book of the Year, and Communicating and Connecting with Social Media. Bill earned a bachelor of science and master of science in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo.


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Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Instruction

Authors | William Ferriter, Adam Garry

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