Clemson, South Carolina
“Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, digital images can help release thousands of words hidden in the minds of student authors.”
Chris Peters, a former fourth-grade teacher, is an associate professor of education and the director of the South Carolina Center of Excellence for Instructional Technology Training. He leads the instructional computing efforts at Clemson University's School of Education and is passionate about training educators on the use of technology, particularly multimedia, to support student learning.
Peters got involved in delivering technology training to teachers in 1983, as the director of Clemson’s mobile computer training facility. Now he helps educators in the field to integrate digital imaging and video editing into regular classroom instruction. Peters is especially focused on showing school districts how digital imaging, coupled with online publishing, can energize and enhance writing instruction in elementary curriculum.
Peters has created instructional programs for elementary and adult education classes, an interactive exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum, an in-school email system, and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) used by hundreds of special education teachers in Charleston, South Carolina.
Along with his staff, Peters has developed technology training videos for educators that have been published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Peters is an expert in classroom applications of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Adobe Premiere® Elements software and is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national conferences.