About My Site

Welcome, my name is Shawn Wheeler; currently I am the Director of Integrated Learning for Ehlert Solutions Group or as I like to say, #2. In this position, I draw on my extensive experience in the field of Educational Technology as I help schools systems design and deployed technologies ranging from video surveillance systems, building level bell and PA system, classroom audio and video streaming and on demand solutions.

I began my career in education teaching 7th and 8th grade Technology Life Careers in the fall of 1993. July of 1997 I joined the Information Management and Technology Department as a Technology Training Specialist. 2004 I was promoted to the position of Director of the IMT Services and Training Department. April 2009, I left the Peoria Unified School District and took a position with SAFARI Montage. While I found my position at SAFARI Montage exciting and stimulating, personal reasons required me to find a position closer to home. Late 2009 I accepted a position with Tolleson Elementary District as the Director of Technology.

Regardless of the positions I hold, the one thing that never changes is my love of education and the positive impact technology can have on education.

Why a digital portfolio?

In the past, this URL was used to host my resume. However, I quickly discovered it is very difficult to highlight and celebrate professional accomplishments. Additionally, I have become increasingly involved in various projects involving a number of different people and I needed a central location to send colleagues and friends to, to learn more about these projects.

How to use this site.

This site contains a standard menu down the left margin. Clicking on any link will cause your web browser to open the page attached to that link inside of your browser. Page contained within this web site will contain a link back to this “Home” page. The other links will leave this web site therefore, the use of the back button in your browser is required.

I am also an avid podcaster and host of Adventures in Podcasting, which chronicles my adventure in bringing Podcasting and RSS to my school district as well as sharing this information with others around the world. Between podcast episodes, I occasionally put my thoughts about Educational Technology on my blog. For conveniences RSS feeds to the podcast and blog have been provided on the left menu.

Thank you for visiting my Digital Portfolio. Before you leave, I do want to share my favorite proverb.

An African proverb says "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. So whether you're the lion or gazelle, when the sun comes up, start running."