TeachThought Authors

Terry Heick is Founder/Director at TeachThought. Terry is specifically curious about critical literacy, ‘human-centered learning,’ and modern knowledge demands in a technology-driven and connected world. As an adviser, he helps schools, districts, start-ups, and tech developers navigate the ecology of progressive teaching and learning. By helping these ‘pieces’ understand how one another functions (in the classroom and beyond), he is able to provide a comprehensive view of existing context and future possibility.

Drew Perkins is TeachThought’s Director of Professional Development and co-host of the TeachThought Podcast. Drew helps design and deliver workshops and learning both on-site and virtually as well as coordinating PD work with our other Specialists. Formerly with the Buck Institute for Education and the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning he has designed and contributed to several PBL models, including the TeachThought PBL Model. Drew continues to deliver professional development and speak at conferences and events around the country.

Ashley Perkins is Director of Curricula & Social Media for TeachThought.

Victoria Olson is a grade 3/4 teacher and technology coach at West Langley Elementary in Langley, British Columbia. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Education Trainer. Victoria is an active member of her Personal Learning Network and advocates for online sharing of best pedagogical practices. She believes in meaningful tech integration and innovation in schools, helping teachers reach their professional goals with pedagogical development and technology.

Allan Carrington is the imagineer of the popular Padagogy Wheel, a learning and teaching model that helps teachers integrate technology by designing more engaging learning. Allan is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator and was awarded the University of Adelaide Award for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience and the National Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. He has a background in Print Production, publishing and marketing and has two masters degrees, one in Interactive Multimedia and the other in Education. Allan was been a Learning Designer with the eLearning Team at the University of Adelaide for 10 years between 2003 and 2013.