Steve Goldberg, the founder of TLC, has more than a decade of teaching experience at some of the most prestigious high schools in the country. By working and learning in the company of exceptional students and colleagues, Steve has gained a deep understanding of the learning possibilities in today’s 21st Century digital environment.
Steve served for four years (2007-11) as a history teacher at Cary Academy, a world-class school where all students and teachers are issued tablet computers. Before that, he was Lead Technology Teacher at The Potomac School, a private K-12 independent school just outside of Washington, DC.
Steve regularly shares his thoughts about learning on his blog, What I Learned Today, so named because Steve believes students are not the only ones who should model “life-long learning.” To see what some of Steve’s former students say about him, check out these testimonials.
Steve has led high school students on service learning trips to rural Ethiopia (summer 2006) and urban Kenya (summer 2009), where he helped students learn about life beyond the familiar borders of the US. Those trips made a powerful impression and considerably broadened his own world-view. Every time Steve takes a shower with warm water or has a meal, he’s reminded that a good percentage of the world can’t take those things for granted.
During the summer of 2011, Steve taught a Constitutional Law seminar for Duke’s Talent Identification Program to gifted high school students from around the world. This fall he is teaching a class about world events for home-schooled middle schoolers at UNC’s Carolina Center for Educational Excellence.
A double Duke graduate (B.A. Public Policy Studies, 1990; MAT in Social Studies, 1995), Steve is also a lawyer (Georgetown Law School, 2003; member of the bar in Maryland) who clerked for a year for a judge in Washington, D.C. After his clerkship, Steve was drawn back into the classroom and to his passion of teaching bright young students.
Steve grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, attended Newton South High School, and later, in a suburban twist on Welcome Back Kotter, taught civics and U.S. History at his alma mater high school.
Before that, Steve taught government and civics using Washington, DC, as his classroom for the Close Up Foundation — a civic education program that brings students from all over the world to Washington, DC, to learn about US government “close up” for a week.
Steve is married to Dr. Jocelyn Glazier, the Chair of Teaching and Learning at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. Jocelyn and Steve live in Durham with their son Ben, a joyful five year old who asks insightful questions about the world on a regular basis.
Steve’s email is Steve [AT] Trianglearning.org
(note that it’s not trianglelearning — just one set of shared “le”s)