Katharine Hale is an expert in individualized learning and technology integration in upper elementary and middle school grades.
She is a former fourth and fifth grade teacher who focuses on designing authentic, future-ready learning environments through the use of personalized mobile devices. In addition to consulting with The Educator Collaborative, she currently works as a middle school Instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington, Virginia supporting teachers in technology integration and 1:1 iPad implementation.
Katharine has spent her career working in Title I schools pioneering cutting edge learning approaches that have opened new doors for diverse learners, including second language learners, students with disabilities, and gifted students. With her experience and passion in reading and writing workshop, Katharine has first-hand knowledge on practical and powerful strategies that can help transform literacy classrooms.
Katharine Hale is an Apple Distinguished Educator, holds a Masters in Integration of Technology in Schools from George Mason University, and has received recognition both within her district and nationally for her work with students.
She has led numerous workshops and presentations on the integration of technology in literacy and math classrooms. These include sessions at NCTE, ISTE, Literacy for All, and Dublin Literacy Conference. She has also co-hosted a podcast series on BAM Pulse Network with Troy Hicks on Revising the Reading and Writing Workshop.
Katharine is a writer and social media advocate, having written articles for Choice Literacy, Edmodo, and her own teaching and technology focused blog, TEaCHitivity. Katharine is the founder of hashtags, #readergrams and #writergrams, a community for students to connect globally as readers and writers on social networking platforms.