Randall Black is from Huntington, WV where he continues his attempts to initiate change in education. He is an educator, technology integration specialist, EdTech consultant, and podcaster with a goal to help students, teachers, and administrators to improve for success in, and out, of the classroom. He is focused on continuous improvement of his skills as an educator and his knowledge base as a technology integration specialist.
Randall is currently working with Putnam County Schools as a Technology Education/STEM teacher at Poca Middle School. Previously he served as a Technology Systems Specialist at Hurricane Middle School, Buffalo High, George Washington Middle, and George Washington Elementary Schools. Prior to working for Putnam County Schools he served at Huntington Middle School (HMS) in Huntington, WV as the Title I Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). He also worked at both Enslow Middle School (2007-2009) and Cabell Midland High School (2009-2013) teaching Social Studies.
Randall is a 2004 graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in Secondary Education (Social Studies) and History. He also has a M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University in 2012. In addition to being certified to teach Social Studies, he holds certification as a Technology Integration Specialist, Technology Systems Specialist, and Library Media Specialist.
Randall is the host of The Randall Black Show. This podcast focuses on education, technology, and West Virginia. The goal of the podcast is the share educational success to help bring light to all the great things going on in education, technology, and West Virginia.
Randall holds the following industry certifications and designations:
|CompTIA A+||Google Certified Educator: Level 1 & 2|
|MTA: Networking Fundamentals||Apple Teacher 2016|
|MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals||IC3 Global Standard 3|
|Microsoft Certified Educator||IC3 Global Standard 3 Authorized Educator|
|Microsoft Innovative Educator||IC3 Global Standard 5|
You can view a portfolio of Randall’s trainings, credentials, and work information as a TIS and TSS at this link: TSS/TIS Portfolio