My name is Bart Taylor and I have been a dedicated educator with nineteen years of experience in the high school and college classrooms. My experience includes classroom teaching, university/college teaching, motivational speaking including a TEDx Talk, district curriculum/instructional coaching, and educational technology coordinating. I currently teach courses in educational foundations and trade and industrial teacher certification at Texas A&M and Sam Houston State Universities, as well as working full time for an educational student non-profit organization, SkillsUSA where I serve as the District Coordinator.
I have recently completed my Ed.D. at Texas A&M University in Curriculum and Instruction in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture in the College of Education. My research studies are focused on career and technology (vocational) education with emphasis on the CTSO (career and technology student organization) role in student success, closing the Skills Gap, and investigating best educational technology practices. My specializations include Career an Technical Education, Online learning, Educational Technology, Digital Literacy, Blended Learning with Disruptive Innovation and Teacher Leadership,
To date, my research agenda has focused on Career and Technical Education and Educational Technology, however I do have interests in the application of virtual reality in learning, application of 360? cameras in classroom observations, LGBTQ policies (including overnight hotel stays) as well as producing qualitative documentaries.