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Michael McGlade – Director of Educational Technology



To harness the power of technology tools in the hands of students, teachers, parents and school leaders to improve learning. Technology is changing the very fabric of our educational system, empowering individual students to direct and enable their acquisition of knowledge and skills. As a learning leader, I work collaboratively with all members of the community to realize this potential. I am always learning.


  • Spearheaded shift in Professional Learning culture to professional learning networks, training teachers, administrators, students and parents
  • Planned, designed and managed budget for a five million dollar network project for AIS-R’s new state-of-the-art, “wired-to-learn,” school campus
  • Created powerful network infrastructure for BYOD program at AIS-R serving 2000 simultaneous users; see video here
  • Facilitated professional learning program for teachers in using iPads in 1:1 environment; wrote policies for Technology Responsible Use
  • Implemented K-12 Moodle, Google Apps and WordPress Blog program for teachers and students
  • Coordinated two successful “Un-Conferences” for Faculty at AIS-R
  • Led, with the Director of Learning, the integration of Technology into curriculum, professional learning and all school programs



  • Dynamic professional learning instructor
  • Valued, contributing member of school leadership team for 7 years
  • Technology support department coordinator supervising 12 person team
  • Technology teacher supervisor
  • Annual budget planning and management 1.5 Million SAR
  • Collaboratively implementing school-wide initiatives such as Blended Learning, Curriculum Mapping, Paperless classroom initiatives and Flipped Learning



  • Google Apps for Education, Google+, YouTube
  • Twitter for Professional Learning Networks
  • WordPress, Blogger
  • Moodle, Wikispaces, Edmodo
  • PHP, MySQL, Joomla
  • Adobe, Microsoft, Apple and other core software programs
  • OSX, WIndows and Linux
  • Atlas Rubicon curriculum mapping software



Director of Technology and E-Learning, American International School – Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 2009-Present

As the Director of Technology and E-Learning at AIS-R, a K-12 school serving 1500 students, and as a member of the Leadership Team and Learning Office, I oversee all student and adult learning with technology. I work alongside the Director of Learning in leading change, planning curriculum, and directing professional learning programs for faculty and staff. I am a learning leader, coordinating technology in all aspects of school life.


Instructional Technology Director, Dubai American Academy, Dubai, UAE — 2008-2009

As the K-12 Technology Director at DAA, a school of over 2000 students, I managed the computer network, servers, and all technology related systems in operation at the school.  As a member of the Administrative Team, I supported students, teachers, staff and the administration with technology curriculum development, planning and leadership. I successfully implemented a 1:1 laptop program, transitioned the faculty and staff to a new Learning Management System and worked closely with the Curriculum Director to facilitate a Professional Learning with Technology program.

Elementary Technology Systems Administrator & Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, International School of Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 2005-2008

Technology Integration Specialist, Staff Trainer in Technology & Computer Teacher: Shanghai American School: Shanghai, China — 1998-2005

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