Who We Are
OLE Community is about passion. It’s about bringing together educators, learners, administrators, parents, students, industry leaders as a community of peers invested in bettering teaching and learning one click, one member, one discussion, one moment, one idea at a time.
Community is a place where everyone has a voice for sharing ideas for teaching and learning. One idea for learning can be all that it takes to inspire lifelong learning for your students, your fellow educators or your fellow educator’s students. We know you have ideas that work and we want you to share those ideas with passionate people .
Meet The Team
Role: Director, Online Communities OLE
Bio Brief: Wife to Anthony Bellino and mother to Roxy the lab and Charlie the tabby, Lindsay is a passionate education professional interested in transforming the way we think about education through the use of innovative technologies, new media and collaborative community learning. Lindsay received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University in 2004 and received her E.d.M in Technology, Innovation, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.Random interests:instructional design, pedagogy, androgogy, personalized learning networks, social media in education, online communities, user experience, Apple, hiking, the Colorado Rockies (the mountain range not necessarily the baseball team), reading, the New Orleans Saints, MUSIC, snowboarding, family, rainy days (we don’t get too many in AZ), kickball, design, film, general quirkinessWhat was your favorite class in school and why?: My favorite class in school was my 10th grade Honors English class. It was the first class that I remember being open to learning about world cultures, history, and the human condition through literature and the expression and interpretation of life through writing. Plus I had a really rad teacher that fostered a sense of community amongst the unlikeliest of high school peers. Cheers Mr. Dicus!
The year is 2065 and mad scientists have just invented a memory chip that can download any type of information you want to your brain. What would you have downloaded and why?:I would definitely download world history and economics to make more informed decisions for world peace. For fun, I would download the ability to jam out on the guitar. Sometimes Guitar Hero just isn’t quite enough.
Role: Manager, User Experience OLE
From:Scottsdale, AZBio Brief: Kristin is a User Experience Designer, which means making digital things work in ways that people will love. She spends her time designing user interfaces for educational software and entertaining her two miniature Dachshunds. Kristin has a B.F.A. in Visual Communication from Northern Arizona University. She participates in AIGA, the Professional Association for Design.Random interests:Running and pizza not necessarily in that order. Hunting for the best pizza across the U.S. Awesome user experience design, and start up tech endeavors fascinate her. She also enjoy the occasional watercolor painting session when I’m not moving pixels around on my computer.What was your favorite class in school and why?: Art class. Any and all of them. Ms. Magnus, Ms. Raymond, and Ms. Johnson all enabled her to create the really cool interfaces she does today. Her favorite memory is finally realizing she would never be an artist that used the pottery wheel. Far too many pots ended up smushed on the ground. The early beginnings to a career in design!
The year is 2065 and mad scientists have just invented a memory chip that can download any type of information you want to your brain. What would you have downloaded and why?: I would download the ability to know a variety of programming languages in order to create new digital software with ease.
|Name:Jamaal D. Pittman
From:Tarboro, North CarolinaBio Brief: I’m originally from North Carolina. I have a math degree from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA. I taught 8th Grade Math for two years before moving to Phoenix and joining Pearson.Random interests:Acting, filmmaking, writing short storiesWhat was your favorite class in school and why?: Any math class…math is the subject that has always come easily to me.
The year is 2065 and mad scientists have just invented a memory chip that can download any type of information you want to your brain. What would you have downloaded and why?: Pi to infinitely many decimal places…I just think that would be cool information to have stored in my brain.