Bud Hunt is the IT and Technical Services Manager for the Clearview Library District in northern Colorado, where he serves a highly committed team of librarians and support staff in their work to be of service to their community through access to information, tools, high quality resources and programming.
Formerly an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District, where he worked with a strong team of educators and technologists, Bud believes in creating environments that support innovative teaching and learning while preserving freedom, choice, and opportunity for all learners across multiple contexts. His extensive experience in both pedagogy and technical systems helps him to build bridges between the educational and technological sides of educational institutions. Bud advises others across the country on the thoughtful implementation of technology to support teaching and learning.
A long time ago, he taught high school language arts and journalism at Olde Columbine High School in Longmont, Colorado, where he learned about the importance of healthy human relationships in all matters of teaching and learning.
Bud is a teacher-consultant with the Colorado State University Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a group working to improve the teaching of writing in schools via regular and meaningful professional development. Bud is a former co-editor of the New Voices column of English Journal, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English, and a co-founder of Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation.
In 2013, Bud was named a ConnectED Champion of Change by the White House.
Bud reads, writes, and worries about the future of reading and writing and teaching and learning at http://www.budtheteacher.com. Occasionally, he does workshops and conferences as a part-time consultant.