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About Me

Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis.  Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher, Yearbook Adviser, Musical Director, and Speech Team coach.  Prior to teaching, he was a Television Writer/Producer for 9 years.  He holds a Masters from the University of Cincinnati and completed the Transition-to-Teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University.

He is the author of "Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners".  He also has written a chapter on Google Tools in a Flipped Classroom for the book "Flipping 2.0".

Mr. Cockrum specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom.  He has successfully infused technology into his Language Arts Curriculum and has presented and trained others across the country on doing the same.  He is a recognized leader in the Flipped Class movement.

In July of 2011, Mr. Cockrum was honored to be selected to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Seattle where he became a Google Certified Teacher.  He is also a Google Education Trainer.  In 2013, he was a 
recipient of the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University recognizing innovative ways to use inquiry and technology in the classroom.