Barry Kramer is an elementary school teacher in Quakertown, New Jersey, USA, who has been a member of iEARN since 1994. During that time he has facilitated projects, taught professional development courses, and presented at many annual conferences. Barry graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Speech and Communications in 1980 and East Stroudsburg University in 1992 with a Masters of Education. His career began in the business field, but his desire to contribute to the world community led him back into the education field. During the past 30 years, Barry has been committed to modeling ways to teach that can meet the changing needs of children. His strong commitment to teacher education is evidenced by the many workshops he has presented locally, statewide, and internationally. The focus of these workshops has has been how to use telecollaborative networks to connect educational communities and promote student achievement.
Barry was the recipient of his County Teacher of the Year Award and has been a past finalist in the Global School Network's Collaborative Teacher Award. His on-going research goal is to design and implement multi-media classrooms in order to promote project-based digital teaching methodologies. In 2009, Barry achieved a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Since 2004, Barry has been the Coordinator for iEARN’s Global Learning Circles project.