About Paul

Since 1994, Paul Barrette has worked in K12 education as a teacher, staff developer, technology curriculum specialist, and Director of Technology. He is passionate about teacher professional development and has been creating “just in time” support and instructional materials for teachers for close to 15 years.

Paul is an accomplished presenter and speaker and has lead workshops for the Rhode Island Society for Technology Educators (RISTE), at the Rhode Island Middle Level Educators (RIMLE) conference, Learning First Alliance Rhode Island conference, Rhode Island School Counselors Association (RISCA) conferences, SchoolCIO Tech Summit in San Diego, Tech Forum Boston 2013 & 2015, Highlander Institute Blended Learning Conferences, and the METAA/CoSN CTO Clinic. He has written a number of articles and posts on the SchoolCIO blog as a CIO advisor and as a guest editor for the Tech & Learning eNewsletter. You can find Paul writing on his own blog “Cogitation of a Head Geek” at http://blog.headgeek.org, sharing Ed Tech Tips and Resources at  http://technology.smithfield-ps.org, and posting on Twitter as @head_geek.

Paul is currently the Director of Technology for the Smithfield, RI Public Schools. He is a member of the technology sub-committee of the Rhode Island Northwest Consortium of Schools and has been instrumental in organizing the consortium’s “Summer Teacher Technology Institute” since 2011. Paul also served as President of the Rhode Island ISTE affiliate from 2008 until 2010 and has been elected to serve again as the President beginning in July of 2016.

You can find Paul online in the following places:

Blogging at "Cogitation of a Head Geek", http://blog.headgeek.org

Posting on Twitter, http://twitter.com/head_geek