Technology Integration Specialist / Educational Speaker
Pete is a husband, father of 4 teenagers, teacher, tech integration specialist, and engaging speaker helping people make the leap from using technology in a new and personal way.
A widely-recognized leader in the change to move our schools into the “New School” era, Pete Phillips is passionate about the changes that must happen in our schools at the student, teacher and administrator level. Pete is able to communicate clearly and with humor, and uses his extensive experience within the school system to understand the challenges educators face in implementing technology as a tool, and shifting the way we teach and lead today. His perspective is to motivate, personalize, and bridge the gap between how school leaders currently use technology to teach “the way we always have” and teaching in a “New School” way.
Leading the shift to usher our schools into the “New School” era, Pete Phillips is a recognized visionary who is passionate about the changes that must happen in our schools to meet the demands of a new, accelerated environment. Pete brings a well-trained critical eye to the student, teacher and administrator levels to implement technology as a tool to motivate, personalize, and bridge the gap between how school leaders currently use technology to teach “the way we always have” and teaching in a “New School” way.
Pete is currently the Executive Director of Technology Services at the North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee, Washington. In his role as Director of Technology, he played a key role implementing the Washington State Fiber Optics project to all 29 schools in Grant, Douglas, Okanogan, and Chelan Counties. He developed and implemented many new technology initiatives to enhance educators’ skills and productivity for the achievement of school districts’ goals that have produced significant results. As an educator, Pete is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic technology environment and to promote high-quality student personalized and engaged learning.
He is an alumnus from Eastern Washington University with a Master’s degree in Technology Education. Pete Phillips brings 18+ years of educational professional experience to your organization, including experience as a classroom teacher, leading staff development, technology program management, coaching, technology, and- education instruction. He currently serves as the Executive of Technology Services for 29 school districts in Washington State, and is actively involved in community technology initiatives, and an honorary board member of the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance.
Speaker Menu Items
Are you New School?
Shifting our classrooms to use technology in a 21st century way. Throwing away our traditional model of education, and installing an upgrade with personal and individual tools for students. Audience – K12 Educators, Admin
6 Attributes of a Modern Leader
How to be a leader, work, and inspire your circle using today’s 24/7 modern tools.
What Others Are Saying
Pete’s style of presentation was very relaxed and with audience participation and humor produced a high level of engagement. The audience was very diverse, yet Pete was able to do more than teach to the middle. He demonstrated effective teaching strategies (think-pair-share, classroom-polls, reflection/journaling, etc.), and modeled the integration of technology into his activities. Technology was more than the subject, it was an integral part of the learning experience.
Dana Anderson, Superintendent Capital Region Educational Service District 113, Tumwater WA
Engaging, smart, and fast-paced…Pete provides classroom teachers and building/district leaders with both practical and engaging strategies to integrate technology into their lessons and classrooms”
Dr. Rich McBride, Superintendent NCESD, AESA President
Pete is a team builder and an innovator who is always looking to learn and share new means of accomplishing a goal. He is clearly spoken, educated, passionate about getting tools into the hands of students, and patient with learners of all levels.
Joanne, Middle School Teacher
Pete ‘s delivery and stage present always captivates the attention of his audiences.
Pete continues to Educate, Serve and Support the NEW SCHOOL concept with the ability to involve audiences in his presentations.
He can deliver the message to a diverse demographic, from an individual student or a group of professionals.
Si Bautista, Community Leader/Business Owner
Pete is very accommodating, and flexibility…..He took the time to make our technology rookies feel confident, yet provided challenges and new ideas for those of us who are veterans in the classroom…….He has unique apps that can be immediately applied to classroom use the very next day.
Michael, School Administrator
Pete is extremely intuitive, knowledgeable, and approachable. I appreciate that he anticipates our regional school district’s needs, brings relevant and timely information to us, presents in a positive manner using terms that are understandable for all. We are all very appreciative of Pete’s ongoing support.
Michelle Price, Superintendent, Moses Lake SD