“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”
Cindy Schultz is the Business & Technology Department Chair at Sentinel High School in Missoula, Montana. She teaches Graphic Design (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign), Web Design (Dreamweaver & Flash) and Digital Film (Premiere Pro, SoundBooth, Encore & After Effects), all in a paperless, blended/hybrid atmosphere using Moodle. She is also the lead Web Design instructor for the Montana Digital Academy and teaches professional development classes to students of the University of Montana and the WS-CSPD both face-to-face and online.
Cindy is certified in Business Education, has a Master’s degree in Technology in Education and received her Administrative License from the University of Montana. She is a member of the district's Innovative Cadre and serves on many building and district technology committees. She also serves on the board of directors for the Montana Educator’s Credit Union.
She is a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher and is currently working on a cross-curricular, multi-age project called When Missoula was Young, Engaging Students in the Living History of their Community. In this place-based project, third graders and high school students (across multiple disciplines) will deepen their understanding of local history through exciting and exploratory investigations that engage them in the learning process. After visiting local historic sites, examining photos, family histories, letters and diaries, creating photos, video, and GPS data, and conducting interviews, students will share their learning with other students and members of the community through multi-media photo stories that will be linked to the local city cemetery web site. Finally, they will create Google Earth Place Tours that will become a story map of their subject’s life. This project is part of the Innovator Cadre program that is a result of the new model of education, the district has adopted. This new model of education is changing the way in which teaching and learning are structured in the district so that they more accurately reflect the globalization and technological advances of the 21st century, as well as ensuring the engagement and success of students.