Rick Phelan is the Coordinator of Staff Development
for Curriculum and Technology at the Sonoma
County Office of Education. He is also a faculty member in the
Schools of Education and Extended Education at Sonoma
State University. Rick's primary work areas are in special education,
educational technology, information literacy, school leadership and
Some of the courses Rick teaches at SSU include: Assessment,
Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching
Adolescents with Special Needs, Computer
Uses in Education, Introduction
to Multimedia and Web Authoring, Advanced
Practices in Educational Technology, and Special
Education for Teachers.
Among the courses that Rick teaches at the Sonoma County Office of
Education, a partial list includes: Digital Video in the Classroom,
Designing Research Projects in the Information Age, Using Technology
to Meet Standards, and Robotics with Legos in the Classroom. Check
out SCOE's Training links
under "Curriculum and Technology" for information on these
classes and many others.
Rick has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from
UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Special Education from Sonoma
State University. He has been associated with a number of different
organizations, including: The George Lucas
Educational Foundation, The California Telemation Project, the
California Association of Resource Specialists, and Computer
Using Educators, Inc.
Rick enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and gardening. He lives
with his wife and children in Sonoma Valley.