Nathan Smith is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open-access computer facility, a K-12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Regional Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. He has worked in this position for the past 25 years.
Nathan serves on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET). He currently is the voice of the organization through the newsletters, emails, and blogs he runs for them.
A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students of every age from young children to senior citizens. He taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at the Santa Clara Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah for twelve years. Now he teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Utah State University.
Over the last several years, he has had the opportunity to work extensively with groups of international teachers through the IREX/TEA program sponsored and funded through the U.S. State Department. In 2011, he was invited by the U.S. State Department to go to Amman, Jordan to train high school teachers from Jordan and Lebanon in the use of technology in education, and to share open education resources with them.
He is married to Phyllis. They have seven children. Nathan also is an artist and photographer. You can view his art and photography online.
Nathan Smith, Director of Technology Integration
College of Education & Human Services
Utah State University
Nathan's office is located in The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) - 170 Education Building, Utah State University Logan Campus
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John Cockett is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) at Utah State University. Our college is the largest on campus and we genrate the greatest amount of research funding at USU. We support the college with database and systems administration, web development, media and design, marketing, public relations, HIPAA compliance for our clinical services units and technology support.
John's passion is K-12 education. He has over 25 years of experience in K-12 public education. He has taught many courses in high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
In addition to teaching, John became the Director of Technology for Oneida School District and Principal of Malad High School. John and his team wrote many grants related to technology integration in elementary and secondary schools. Malad High School was one of the first schools in the country to adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and to promote the use of cell phones in the classroom. He is an advocate for student-centered learning.
John has served on the board of the Idaho Education Technology Association (IETA) and as a commissioner and Idaho state chair for the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) for AdvancEd.