Patrick Higgins, Jr. has been a teacher of English and Social Studies, a technology coordinator, and an administrator at various schools in New Jersey. In his current position as Supervisor of Instructional Services, he focuses on developing curriculum to meet the needs of today's students, coordinating professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, and facilitating change within the Humanities. He has presented on topics such as Leadership for Today's Students, Creating Personal Learning Environments, Writing for Authentic Audiences, and Data Visualization. His focus within the past year has been on introducing teachers to the disruptive nature of social technology and the pedagogical shifts they bring about. Patrick obtained his B.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University and his M.A. in Education from St. Peter's College. He currently writes at Chalkdust101, Edsocialmediaand is a contributor to Technology and Learning Magazine.