“Just as technology is continually evolving, so must our use of technology in teaching and learning evolve through creative collaborations.”
Carolyn Lippitt McCarthy is the educational technology coordinator for the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District (SRESD), an adjunct lecturer at Michigan State University, and an online instructor for GlobalClassroomUSA.org. She thrives on helping others learn to use technology and online resources to be more creative, improve efficiency, and enhance learning.
With educators, McCarthy focuses on multimedia, training teachers to create and use videos, podcasts, multimedia software, and the Internet in teaching and learning. She also works on creating eLearning opportunities for students.
McCarthy is known as a technojunkie. Her interest in technology began in 1975 with the advent of the Imsai 8080 microcomputer. She hoped some day it would be used to help special education students, with whom she worked in the classroom for 20 years.
McCarthy also serves on the board of the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning and is a statewide advocate for CyberSafety for youth. She works with resources from iSAFE, Web Wise Kids, NetSmartz, and the federal government’s Project Safe Childhood. She helped rewrite the State of Michigan Technology Plan, was a certified trainer for Palm computers, and helped train administrators through the Gates Grant to Michigan. McCarthy also published and edited her own computer magazine, "EpsonConnection."
McCarthy has been an Education Leader since 2002.