Michael Butler currently serves as the Director of the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center and Website Manager for the College of Education at the University of Missouri--St.. Louis. He has more than 18 years of technology experience which includes management and educational growth activities at all levels for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.
After designing the Parkway School District website, Michael began teaching workshops to librarians and administrators and soon became an internet trainer/specialist part-time with the Cooperating School District in St. Louis, Missouri. Shortly after, Parkway created a full webmaster position. In that position he started managing the district web site and chaired several committees through the district. Today Michael works in schools around the country in a wide range of activities ranging from Digital Story Telling to motivational speeches. He also runs a digital camera user-group in the St. Louis area.
Michael starting presenting for Classroom Connect in 1997 at their Anaheim, CA conference. Since then he has become one of their top nationally recognized presenters as well as a Featured Speaker for several of their conferences. Michael has also consulted with DataViz makers of Web Buddy where in 1998 he was the presenter in their educational video titled "Bringing the Internet into the Classroom". He has recently completed filming as a lead instructor in a video Effective Technology Integration by Hardcourt. Today he nows has joined Brewer Technologies where he continues to deliver exciting workshops.
Additionally Michael has a consulting company, "Butler Consulting Group" which focuses on Technology Today for Advancement Tomorrow. The company provides consultative services in variuos areas of technology, to businesses and academic institutions. These services include designing web sites, technical support, hosting, desktop publishing, graphic design and training. Michael has provided web services (classroom web sites) to educators who otherwise had no affordable way to post web pages for their students and parents.