Kim’s Bio

Kim Caise has been an educator and technology specialist for the past 20 years after graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Kim began her educational career teaching elementary grades and middle school math. In 2006 she achieved the pinnacle of educator certification and became a National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education with a specialty in Technology Education. In September 2010, Kim completed an advanced degree program at Western Governors University with a Master of Education Learning and Technology program.

Kim has written and secured funding through several national and local grants including the Best Buy TEACH award and the Basic School Network. She is a S.T.A.R. Discovery Educator and serves on the Texas DEN Leadership Council. Kim is a FableVision Ambassador and was nominated for the 2005 Disney Teacher of the Year Award for her dedication to the teaching profession. She is currently developing a Moodle site to train teachers in the use of VoiceThread to create mathcasts. Her extensive curricular background in all subject areas has enabled her to help teachers find appropriate, effective tools to meet the diverse needs of their students and the demands of state/national standards.

Kim has conducted numerous professional development sessions to educators around the world. She has been a guest speaker at several national and local conferences. Presentations included:

  • “Tips and Tricks for Teaching TEKS and TAKS” – 2004 Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), San Antonio, Texas
  • “SWAT TEAMS: Strategic Ways to Apply Technology Targets Ensuring Achievement of Mathematics Students” – NCTM conference in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2006; National Board of Professional Teaching Standards conference in July 2007, Washington, D.C.; Texas Computer Education Association ( TCEA)  in Austin, Texas, February 2008
  • Invited to present “Using Videoconferencing to Enrich Learning” for the Texas Technology Applications Teacher Network (TATN) portion of TCEA 2008 and TCEA 2009
  • Presented “Using Videoconferencing to Enrich Learning” for the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) virtual webinars, affiliated with New Mexico State University, in July 2009

Kim and Marty - Married July 20, 2002


Kim lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Marty, two Maltese dogs Mia and Max, and Napster, her orange tabby cat. She is an avid reader of technology periodicals and participates regularly in live webinars about technology integration in the classroom. You can often find the many resources Kim shares with her Personal Learning Network (PLN) on  TwitterPlurkLearnCentral or Facebook. Kim maintains a wiki on video conferencing resources.
Kim is a co-host of the Classroom 2.0 LIVE show that is broadcast in Elluminate onSaturday morning which provides opportunities to learn about Web 2.0 tools and resources through collaboration with guest presenters and other educators. Kim’s expertise and technical competence as an Elluminate Moderator led to her current position as the Elluminate Community Facilitator and Flat Classroom Project Administrator. Kim is actively involved in the EdTechTalk (ETT) community and supports the ETT community by mentoring webcasters and assisting with the creation and distribution of a weekly newsletter. Kim is a passionate, lifelong learner who is committed to supporting educators in the exploration of technology tools that engage students and improve academic achievement, and her enthusiastic, positive approach is motivating and encouraging to educators around the world.

7 responses to “Kim’s Bio

  1. I am interested in becoming a Nationally Board Certified teacher in Technology Education. I was wondering if you could tell me about the process.

    • Hi Cindy! You can find detailed information at the national board website at http://www.nbpts.org. It can be a lengthy process but I learned a great deal about effective teaching and taking time to reflect, learn and grow. I did things a bit differently as I sought national board certification in an area that I had not taught before as I wanted to broaden my area of certification and marketability. If you seek certification in the area that is your strongest field I am sure you will be successful. There are four portfolio entries with two of them requiring a video entry submitted along with your written reflection compositions. There is also an assessment center piece that consists of 6 series of open ended questions that you have 30 minutes to respond to each exercise and type your answer. The scores are released around late November to mid December and if necessary you can retake portions of the portfolios or assessment center exercises. You can check out the national board website for more detailed information about the costs, dates to join and when things are due, etc. It is a great challenge and I wish you the best! Please let me know if you decide to pursue national board certification. It is important to have a cohort and support system to guide you through the process. Take care!

      Kim Caise

  2. Nice Blog we need more teachers like you out there in the world..

  3. Dear Kim Caise,

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I intend to follow you and hope that I will be able to increase my understanding and digital educational knowledge from you. I have just recently joined the ranks of education, but my background is Business Marketing. I am in school now and going into the master’s program at Azusa Pacific University in Digital Tech. in Education. I look forward to seeing your blog.

    Kim

    • Hello and thank you for taking time to such wonderful comments on my blog! I appreciate them and welcome feedback! I wish you the best in your pursuit of your master’s degree. I am working on mine too through WGU for a master’s of education in learning and technology. Take care and best wishes to you!

  4. I enjoyed reading your blog. I intend to follow you and hope that I will be able to increase my understanding and digital educational knowledge from you. I have just recently joined the ranks of education, but my background is Business Marketing. I am in school now and going into the master’s program at Azusa Pacific University in Digital Tech. in Education. I look forward to seeing your blog.

  5. I enjoyed reading your blog. I intend to follow you and hope that I will be able to increase my understanding and digital educational knowledge from you. I have just recently joined the ranks of education, but my background is Business Marketing. I am in school now and going into the masters program at Azusa Pacific University in Digital Tech. in Education. I look forward to seeing your blog.

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