Derek Long is a high school English teacher and instructional coach at Pittsburgh Perry High School in Pittsburgh, PA. Derek loves teaching his students to analyze literature and to make connections across texts. He also supports teachers with technology integration as the school’s technology coach. As part of his instructional coach role, he also enjoys providing weekly professional development for the school as well as individual support for the English teachers. Derek is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Teacher Advisory Council. In Pittsburgh, he has been on the planning committee for 3 regional ECET2s for Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers. On Sunday evenings, Derek co-moderates the #ecet2 Twitter chat with Barry Saide and Ann Rose Santoro. He is currently working on his Ed.D in the Organizational Change and Leadership program at the University of Southern California.
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