Using interactive instruction leads Daniel Nemerow to the Khan Academy Summit
Posted on 09/18/2019
Daniel Nemerow presenting in a meeting room

Daniel Nemerow, instructional technology coach at Patriot High School, has been using cutting edge technology and progressive teaching methods in his classroom for more than a decade. He has introduced several unique approaches, helping students to continue their education and develop critical skill sets. One of his methods is utilizing the Kahn Academy principles in his school and online communities.

The Khan Academy is a non-profit organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. For the past two years, Nemerow has had the opportunity to serve as a Khan Ambassador. In this capacity, he shares and supports the implementation of Khan Academy. Moreover, this past summer, Nemerow had the great distinction of being selected as one of 15 global Khan Ambassadors to attend the Khan Academy Summit.

Nemerow had the opportunity to present his application submission, Growing Khan Academy in a School District, to the select group at the two-day Summit held at the Kahn Academy headquarters in Mountain View, California. In addition, Nemerow and his peer ambassadors took part in sessions lead by the Khan staff, as well as a question and answer session from the Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan.

“Attending the Khan Academy (KA) summit was a big deal for me. I have been using KA as an educator for about 12 years in one way or another, so I have seen the site evolve from a very rudimentary place to something that teachers and students could use every day if they wanted. To watch Kahn Academy grow from then to now and then be invited to spend a couple days with their staff, meet many of their department heads, give feedback to them on what we see, and connect with other educators from across the country was amazing,” shared Nemerow.

While Nemerow continues to implement the Khan Academy methods, his participation in the Khan Academy Summit, is a fantastic achievement and a testament to his dedication to his students and fellow educators.

 Daniel Nemerow with Salman Khan