Patricia Ragan Career and Technical Education Business Teacher, Canastota Central School District Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator since 2012 Email: Patricia.firstname.lastname@example.org Follow me on Twitter: @PatriciaRagan1 I am a Career and Technical Education Business Teacher at Canastota Jr. Sr. High School in Central New York and have been a secondary educator for 15 years. I’ve designed, developed and implemented innovative experiential learning programs during my career as a secondary educator. Proud to be a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator and have presented learning activities at Microsoft in Education Forums in Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Barcelona, Spain. I designs learning activities that incorporate technology in an effort to engage student minds in deep learning. The Canastota Apprentice and CEO: Collaborative and Enterprising Opportunity programs are two examples of programs I have designed. These programs yield real world results including getting students “hired” in the 21st Century. I graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. I apply Instructional Design theory through the design of innovative programs of study. I am passionate about bridging the gap between the corporate room and the classroom. My overriding goal is to get students “hired” in this competitive global marketplace.