About

Patrick Donovan is a Technology Integrationist at Nevada Community School District in Nevada, IA starting in late July 2020. Patrick was previously a Director of Technology at Ames CSD for 1 year after spending 6 years as a Technology Coach.  He previously taught High School and Middle School science courses at multiple districts throughout Iowa for 9 years. He has his Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University and is pursuing his Masters in Transformative School Leadership.  

He is a certified Google for Education Trainer and Innovator.  He has presented over the use of educational technology at various state, regional, and national educational conferences, including being a featured speaker at both ITEC and the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Patrick has a passion for focusing on accessibility and making learning accessible for all students.  He also believes that technology should not be the focus on our learning but is a tool that we can use to get to the levels of teaching and learning that we desire.

Patrick was part of the Friendly Disruption podcast and is an advocate for making learning accessible for all.

National and Regional Presentations

2018

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. Chicago, IL. June 2018.

2017

Donovan, P. Do More With Sheets – Become a Sheets Wizard. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. San Antonio, TX. June 2017.

Donovan, P. ISTE Ignite – We Can Now Make It Accessible for All. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. San Antonio, TX. June 2017.

Donovan, P. Challenges and Badges (Gamification) for Teacher Learning. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. San Antonio, TX. June 2017.

2016

Donovan, P. Challenges and Badges (Gamification) for Teacher Learning. Presented at the Midwest Google Summit, Lake Delton, WI. November 2016.

Donovan, P. Challenges and Badges (Gamification) for Teacher Learning. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. Denver, CO. June 2016.

State and Local Presentations

2019

Donovan, P. Google Chrome and Chromebook Accessibility for Learners. Presented at the Iowa 1 to 1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2019.

Donovan, P. Moving Beyond the One Size Fits None Classroom. Presented at the Iowa 1 to 1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2019.

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the Heartland Heart of Innovation Conference. Johnston, IA. June 2019.

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the ITEC Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2019.

Donovan, P. Do More With Sheets – Become a Sheets Wizard. Presented at the ITEC Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2019.

Donovan, P. Don’t Just Fill Your Tackle Box, Become a Better Fisherman. Presented at the ITEC Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2019.

2018

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the Iowa 1 to 1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2018.

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the ITEC Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2018.

Donovan, P. Do More With Sheets – Become a Sheets Wizard. Presented at the ITEC Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2018.

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES) 2014 Education Technology Conference. Minneapolis, MN. December 2018.

2017

Donovan, P. Challenges and Badges (Gamification) for Teacher Learning. Presented at the  Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Conference. Omaha, NE. April 2017.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2017.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2017.

Donovan, P. Video as a Powerful Tool. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2017.

Donovan, P. Making Learning Accessible for All. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2017.

2016

Donovan, P. Do More With Your Google Sheets. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2016.

Donovan, P. Challenges and Badges (Gamification) for Teacher Learning. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2016.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Conference. Johnston, IA. October 2016.

Donovan, P. Moving Video Away From a Passive Learning Activity. Presented at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Conference. Omaha, NE. April 2016.

Donovan, P. Moving Video Away From a Passive Learning Activity. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2016.

2015

Donovan, P. Moving Beyond the Textbook. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2015.

Donovan, P. Moving Video Away From a Passive Learning Activity. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2015.

Donovan, P. Collaboration Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Conference. Johnston, IA. October 2015.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Conference. Omaha, NE. April 2015.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2015.

2014

Donovan, P. Google Apps for Education for Differentiation. Presented at the Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES) 2014 Education Technology Conference. Minneapolis, MN. December 2014.

Donovan, P. Google Apps for Education for Differentiation. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2014.

Donovan, P. Digital Tools for Administrators. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2014.

Donovan, P. Better Feedback Using Digital Tools. Presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Conference. Johnston, IA. October 2014.

Donovan, P. Flipped Professional Development. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2014.

Donovan, P. Managing Workflow in Google Apps Using Doctopus and Other Methods. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2014.

2011

Donovan, P. The Flipped Classroom with Standards Based Grading and Mastery. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference. Des Moines, IA. October 2011.

Donovan, P. Using Digital Tools in the Science Classroom. Presented at the Iowa Science Teachers Section (ISTS) Conference. Ames, IA. October 2011.

Donovan, P. The Flipped Classroom with Standards Based Grading and Mastery. Presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference. Des Moines, IA. April 2011.

Other Professional Information

  • Member of the Friendly Disruption Podcast
  • Featured Speaker at ITEC 2017
  • Teacher of a 1 credit course: Social Media for Educators – Iowa State University, Spring 2017 and 2018
  • Featured Speaker at Simple Edtech Conference, Summer 2017
  • Certified Google Education Innovator since 2016
  • Certified Google Education Trainer since 2014
  • Member of 2015, 2016, 2017 class of Swivl Education Video Pioneers
  • blog post written for Chalkup http://blog.chalkup.co/how-to-give-better-student-feedback

Twitter: @donovanscience

Email: donovanscience (at) gmail.com

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Stock images used for posts are from public domain sources or created by the author.  (light bulb, chalk board)

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