About Mathew Needleman, Webmaster
Mathew Needleman began his career as an independent filmmaker. He made many many films for no money among them the undiscovered classics, Earwax, Doorstop!, and Someone Else's Life.
After dropping out of NYU film school, he graduated from UCLA with a degree in American Literature and Culture (like a degree in English with less Milton and Chaucer). He holds a Masters Degree in Education Leadership and Policy and a California Administrative Credential.
He has been integrating video production in the classroom for over a decade, first as part of an after school enrichment program and then in his own classroom where he has taught for seven years. He has specialized in working with large populations of English Language Learners and mainstreamed special education students at Title I Schools. He currently works as a literacy coach in Los Angeles Unified School District.
He's an Apple Distinguished Educator whose classroom films have won numerous awards and been finalists for best overall production in the California State Student Media Festival for three consecutive years. In addition to Video in the Classroom.com he is also the author of the Creating Lifelong Learners blog and Open Court Resources.com, which aligns units of the basal reading series, Open Court Reading, with integrating technology activities and is visited by thousands of teachers across the country daily.
Mathew has provided professional development for Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Antioch University and he speaks at educational technology conferences.
Find out about upcoming workshops here.