William M. Ferriter
William M. Ferriter is a sixth-grade science teacher in a professional learning community near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide on topics ranging from establishing professional learning communities to integrating meaningful student-involved assessment and feedback opportunities into classroom instruction.
His educational technology trainings center on using digital tools to give students the opportunity to drive meaningful change in the world around them. Bill has also developed schoolwide technology rubrics and surveys that identify student and staff digital proficiency at the building level. He is a founding member and senior fellow of the Collaboratory—a digital home for progressive conversations around the changing nature of teaching and learning—and has served as teacher in residence at the Center for Teaching Quality.
Bill has had articles published in Kappan magazine, Journal for Staff Development, Educational Leadership, and Threshold Magazine. A contributing author to two assessment anthologies, The Teacher as Assessment Leader and The Principal as Assessment Leader, he is also coauthor of Teaching the iGeneration, Communicating and Connecting with Social Media, Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™, and Making Teamwork Meaningful. Bill also maintains a popular blog, “The Tempered Radical,” where he writes regularly about teaching in today’s world.
Bill earned a bachelor of science and master of science in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo.