Elaine Plybon is a Facilitator of Transformative Learning at Keller ISD in Texas. Her assignment includes professional development for Career and Technology (CTE), Science,and online teachers in the district, which includes 39 campuses and nearly 32,000 students. Elaine was named one of the National School Board Association's 20 to Watch Education Technology Leaders in 2014.
In addition to her primary work duties, Elaine is an independent professional development and instructional design consultant. Notable clients include Discovery Education and Quality ACT. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology and hopes to conduct research into the roles culture and gender play in student achievement and how educators may best serve the needs of each of their students. This inspired her to create a not-for-profit, TeachEach, which aims to provide professional development for teachers, as well as to establish organizations within K-12 schools designed to build community among girls who are interested in pursuing STEM careers.
Elaine has worked in environments with no technology, 1:1, and everything in between. Her experience as a high school science teacher, instructional technology specialist, and instructional coach have given her a unique perspective that is suited to every level of technology user. Plybon is often seen at conferences and other professional development events, leading sessions on technology integration, gender equity, and transforming lessons.