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Michael Niehoff

Contact: mwniehoff@gmail.com

Website: http://michaelniehoff.com

Website: http://changingislearning.blogspot.com

Michael Niehoff is currently a Systems & Leadership Coach in the Curriculum & Instruction Division with the Fresno County Office of Education. He has been a secondary educator for 25 years as a teacher, advisor, director of activities, learning director and principal. After starting his career in media, he became an educator to empower students to create, innovate and advocate. His students, programs and school sites have been recognized by Apple, Google, CUE, NASSP, NOD, AMAE, CLHS, CSBA, CVCUE, CADA, JEA and many others. He is the founding principal of the award-winning, 1:1, project-based Minarets High School/Minarets Charter High School that opened in 2008. He is a regular education blogger for several education sites such as USC Rossier Online, edsocialmedia and many others, as well with his own education blog (Edu Change & Advocacy). He is a Google Certified Teacher, CUE Lead Learner and Buck Institute for Education National Faculty member who regularly presents on contemporary and progressive education issues. His focused areas include, but are not limited to project-based learning, social media literacy, transformational leadership, student voice & choice, ed tech integration, school redesign and more. He is a past CUE & CVCUE Site Leader of the Year, as well as an ACSA Region IX Secondary Principal of the Year. Follow him on Twitter @mwniehoff.

Expertise: Writing, PBL, Tech Integration, 21st century learning

Grade Level(s): 9-12

Subject Area(s): ELA, CTE, Electives