Since the 1980s, I have worked with children and adults to explore and create innovative learning and teaching opportunities. My main areas of interest and expertise include:
- Exploring the benefits and possibilities provided by learning with and in nature (see Nature Explore)
- Supporting and including children with disabilities, and their families through effective instruction and universal design strategies
- Effective, meaningful and appropriate use of technology with and for children, including assistive technology for people with disabilities
- Collecting and sharing free and low cost curriculum ideas and adaptive equipment
- Collaboration with education professionals globally and developing a shared, collaborative approach. I view our differences as an asset to explore and grow from. (see worldforumfoundation.org)
I work independently and also with Nature Explore and the World Forum Foundation for Early Care and Education. I have also worked with Alliance for Technology Access, Child Care information Exchange, Center for Accessible Technology, Don Johnston, Inc., Eugene 4J School District, IntelliTools, Technology, Reading and Learning Diversity Conference, the World Forum on Early Care and Education, and other organizations, school districts and non-profits. I developed the Edison Light Bulb and Edison Student Publishers to give my publishing students a chance to tap into resources and work more independently.