Education Technology leader

Craig Tunks

Craig Tunks is the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation for Weston Public Schools and oversees both the Education Technology (ET) and Information Technology (IT) teams.  In this role he actively supports teaching and learning by ensuring the needs of the classroom are at the forefront of all decisions. He is also the chairmen and one of the founding members of the Connecticut Education Technology Leaders (CTETL) Association.  Through this organization Craig leads a team of education technology professionals developing programs to support other technology professionals to ensure classroom technology integration is successful throughout the State. He has been developing and managing technology systems for over 20 years for the financial industry, public schools, and municipalities. He has a master’s degree in computer science as well as doctorates in computer science and education administration.  He been teaching information technology as an adjunct college professor for over 10 years. He finds continual inspiration through his students and is encouraged to promote and support the use of Web 2.0 tools and social networking throughout all aspects of education.

Education Technology Enabler – k12 Social Network Pioneer – Digital Learning Environment Designer – Life-Long Learner – Professor of Computer Science – Eco-Friendly

My Experience

Current Experience

WESTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Weston, CT

Director of Digital Learning and Technology (2015 – present)

Manage information technology, education technology, and library media services. Coordinate library media specialists and technology teachers district-wide. Provide technology resources to support technology integrated lessons. Meet regularly with faculty and administration to ensure needs are being met.

Connecticut Education Technology leaders (CTETL), Norwalk, CT

Co-Chairman and Founder (2016 – present)

Founder of the State of Connecticut COSN Chapter. Through this organization represent education technology leaders on various State panels.  Partnered with the State superintendent’s association to ensure a constant flow of communication, shared resources and to ensure appropriate support is provided throughout the State to all school districts

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY, Fairfield, CT

Adjunct Instructor (2018 – Present)

Instruct graduate level students in an online setting. Teach education technology courses.

MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE, Purchase, NY

Adjunct Instructor (2011- Present)

Instruct students in online, hybrid, and traditional settings. Teach Introduction to Computer Science

Thoughts to live by...

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

~Francis of Assisi

Thoughts to live by...

What we think, we become.

~Buddha

Watching one our CT Ed Tech Leaders showing how to integrate the #ISTE Standards at #ISTE2019. Great job @JoshuaElliott3! @CTETLeaders @dougcasey

Want to advance your career or hone your skills with technology in the classroom? We are now accepting fall applications for our #edtech degree programs and online certificates at @FairfieldU. http://www.fairfield.edu/edtech

Help students create problem-solving muscle. @TheTechRabbi, an #ISTE18 keynote speaker, shares more here: http://bit.ly/2KBXRGr. #personalizedlearning

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