I owe a great deal to the Milken Family Foundation.
I was recognized as a Milken National Educator in 1995 while working as a middle school teacher in rural Nevada.
It is no exaggeration to say the MFF recognition and subsequent networking and unexpected opportunities changed my life profoundly.
In 1996 I got my first experiences in online learning working in the Milken Educator Virtual Workspace. This was a LMS ahead of it's time, pioneered by Dr. John Schachter.
Thanks to my online work I met Dr. Lajeanne Thomas who brought me into ISTE as a curriculum writer.
While working for ISTE I met another great teacher and mentor Dr. David Barr. I continue working with information fluency curriculum and assessments thanks to David.
In 2001 the MFF gave me a full scholarship to pursue a second masters degree at Western Governors Univeristy.
Ahh... I can see this timeline will take several editions. More soon!