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The PT3 project has drawn on the expertise of consultants and faculty from around the United States. Information about some of these people is provided below.

Professional Development Resource People

Dr. Carl Berger

Dr. Berger is Director of Advanced Academic Technologies in CARAT (The Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies) and is a Professor of Science and Technology Education at the University of Michigan. Carl worked for thirteen years as a public school educator in California; teaching for eight years in Junior High, High School and Elementary school. He became involved in several national curriculum movements, most notably as an author on the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS). He moved to Michigan in 1971 as Director of Education at the Detroit Edison Company. In 1972, he became an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Michigan. He has since taught over 29 years at the University of Michigan. He has authored over 30 books and numerous chapters and articles. He also holds two patents for science tools for elementary students. He was Associate Dean and Dean of Education at the University of Michigan for 10 years and served as President of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. He won the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research, from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching and most recently the EDUCAUSE Technology Leadership Award. Serving on higher education advisory boards for Apple, Zenith, Addison Wesley, the New Media Centers and the Seaborg Science Center, he is currently board chair of the IMS Global Learning Consortium to set standards to allow technology to be used by all students, no matter where created. He is past chair of the CIC (Big Ten) Director for MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and On-line Teaching), a free resource for higher education. Carl has Bachelors of Mathematics from the University of Denver, his Master’s from California State University at Sacramento and holds a Doctorate from University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, and they have two children and five grand children.

Tim Best

Tim Best is the technology strategist for the state of Ohio's Ohio SchoolNet Commission. In this capacity, Dr. Best examines strategy, planning, and implementation issues for Ohio SchoolNet. He also provides leadership in executing service offerings and products that focus on technology and learning for Ohio schools.

Prior to his work in state government, he was executive director of the Center for Leadership in Education, a Cleveland-based foundation involved in school change. Dr. Best also has served as senior researcher with the Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University and as a systems designer for Fitch Inc., a London-based design consultancy.

Dr. Annette Lamb
Dr. Lamb has been an elementary library media specialist, computer teacher, and professor of education. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) teaching online graduate courses for librarians and educators. As president of Lamb Learning Group, she also writes, speaks, and conducts professional development workshops, presentations, and keynotes throughout North America focusing on ways to more effectively integrate technology into the classroom. Her popular website,, includes a wide range of award-winning, free resources for educators including 42explore, Teacher Tap, Literature Ladders, Activate, Naturescapes, and Multimedia Seeds.
She is well-known for her realistic approaches to technology integration. In addition to working on state and national-level grant projects, she enjoys spending time with administrators, teachers, and individual school districts and universities working on practical, technology-rich approaches to teaching and learning.
Annette received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Iowa State University. Her roots in library, media, and technology are reflected in her passion for interdisciplinary approaches, reading and writing across the curriculum, and using a variety of resources from books to the Internet. Her numerous articles and over a dozen books including Building Treehouses for Learning are valuable resources for educators. Her latest book is titled Catching the Best of the Web.
She loves to share her ideas with others. All of her sessions and workshops are available at

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Funding for this project was provided through a grant from Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) from the US Department of Education.
Principal Investigators
Dr. Berhane Teclehaimanot, Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor, College of Education

Created 2/03. Last Updated 4/06.