My name is Megan Gooding and I am a native Texan, historian, educational technology enthusiast, and a trainer for K-12 teachers in Texas.
I currently work as a Social Studies Instructional Coach at Midland Independent School District. My primary focus is 5th through 8th grade teachers over 4 junior high campuses. For the next school year, I will also be helping with our high school campuses due to hiring shortages. Additionally, I am also employed as an Adjunct Instructor at Midland College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin where I teach introductory history courses to college and dual credit (high school) students.
Previously, I was employed at Region 18 Education Service Center as an Educational Consultant supporting social studies, instructional technology, GT, and (internal) eLearning initiatives for school districts across 33,000 square miles.
My interests in Educational Technology are diverse. Because of my teaching charges, I am very interested in eLearning. Gamification of education and the brain-technology connection also fascinate me. I intend to study these topics through my doctoral program in Educational Technology at Boise State University.
In my “spare” time, I love being around my family, letting my Great Dane take me on walks in the park, and reading. I am happily married to a Canadian named Todd.