Rick Bray is an Instructional Technology Professional Development Specialist with the Professional Resource and Development Center at Broome-Tioga BOCES in Binghamton, New York. Rick started at the PD&RC in June of 2015 after teaching chemistry to students at Windsor Central High School for the previous 13 years. While at Windsor, Rick coached a variety of sports, and was a ski club advisor.
Rick earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University, and a Masters of Education with a focus on secondary science education from Binghamton University. Rick holds a New York State permanent certification for both Chemistry (Grades 7-12) and General Science (Grades 7-12). Rick is also a Level 1 and Level 2 certified Google educator, a Schoology Ambassador, a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, a Common Sense Media certified educator, and a Plickers Ambassador.
Rick firmly believes that educational technology can help augment strong pedagogical practices, and help transform education. Rick organizes large group workshops on the G Suite (Google Apps for Education) and Schoology for the districts he supports. Rick’s work in his districts focuses on small-group or one-on-one instruction to help teachers effectively integrate technology into the classroom. Rick also facilitates regional workshops on Schoology and various educational technologies such as Hummingbird robotics kits and Google Expeditions.
In his free time, Rick is a competitive sailor, enjoys swing dancing, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
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