Customized Technology Staff Development:
Teaching Teachers to Use Technology through Student Projects
Collaboration between Foothill College Center for Innovation and the San Francisco 49ers Academy, Ravenswood School District, East Palo
Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.Ed 
Teacher in Residence 
Foothill College Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA
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Integrating Technology into a Standards Based Curriculum

Project Based Learning Supported by Multimedia


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Bio: Linda Ullah, M.Ed

Linda Ullah is Teacher in Residence at Foothill College's Center for Innovation where she writes curriculum for face to face and online courses, teaches, and helps coordinate the Learning in New Media Classrooms (LINC) program.

She was a Technology Learning Coordinator for the former Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project,in the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, CA. She has taught a variety of grade levels and programs including Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education and Title One Reading and Math Remedial Programs.

She began integrating multimedia projects into her curriculum in the early 90's and has had several successful web-based projects including a collaborative project between elementary school students in San Jose and high school students in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Because of this project, Linda became a SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Educators) Fellow, and her Water Polution Project was published in the SCORE Science Website for other teachrs to use.

Linda is a member of the Leadership Team and a curriculum developer and trainer for the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Internet Institutes, and a Curriculum Developer and Online Facilitator for She is is the co-author of the Tier 2: Project Based Learning Supported by Multimedia Summer Institute Curriculum and a lead trainer for the institute that is jointly sponsored by the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She is also a co-author of the Santa County Office of Education’s Tier 3 Internet Institute: Curriculum Development for Online Learning, and is a curriculum writer and online facilitator Classroom Connect's Connected University. In addition she is a facilitator for the San Jose State University and Santa Clara County Office of Education Leadership for Learning with Technology collaboration. Linda Ullah, Gayle Britt and Michael Simkins have co-authored an online course in Project Based Learning Supported by Multimedia that is now on the San Mateo County Office of Education's server.

She has been a presenter as several technology related conferences such as CUE (Computer Using Educators) , School Tech Expo, CSCL, Autodesk, California School Boards Association, NECC (National Education Computer Conference)and has presented and taught technology integration and training workshops internationally through the Teachers International Exchange and DesignWorlds for Learning.

Linda has a M.Ed in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati, and BA is Social Studies from Marietta College. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology at San Jose State University.