Instructor: Ray Queener
Dr. Ray Queener is the Assistant Superintendent for Stillwater Area Public Schools. He graduated high school from a small town in Wisconsin and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in secondary mathematics education with a minor in computer science. Dr. Queener received his master's degree from St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Educational Administration and his doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in Educational Policy and Administration. His dissertation was a study on the impact of the integration of laptops on student achievement in mathematics at the junior high level. He also completed his coursework and received his superintendent licensure from the University of Minnesota.From his very early days in junior high, Dr. Queener began using computers in education. A small group were the first students to use technology in that very small school. This passion for technology in education continued through his formal education as well as his career as a teacher in a secondary school. After several years as a teacher, he shifted into the technology coordinator role for several school districts, working with and helping teachers and schools integrate technology into the curriculum and classroom. This extensive background and interest, not only in technology, but in providing access to students to integrate technology into their learning, provided the context for his dissertation to study the effects of how a varying amount of access to technology (laptops) impacted student achievement. Dr. Queener works in this area, as well as his research in technology in education, is the basis for this module.