About

“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”
Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition

By 2020, it is estimated that there will be 5 billion people on the internet. I believe that it is my duty to make sure our students are prepared for the ever changing technological world. My experience in finance, IT, and education has given me a unique perspective on how public education works and where I see it going in the future.

One thing that sets me apart from other teachers is my belief in open resource programs. During my teaching career in the School District of Philadelphia, I have been forced to find alternative, free ways to bolster my students’ deficiencies while exposing them to 21st century skills. Through the use of OER programs like Khan Academy, Read Theory and G Suites with Google classroom I have been able to bring low students to grade level while pushing my accelerated students. I have been able to differentiate my instruction, distribute materials/projects and collaborate faster and more efficiently while costing the school district or myself no extra money.  I have also been instrumental in the implementation of Khan Academy into Centennial School District and other districts.  My schools have placed in each year of Khan Academy’s LearnStorm academic challenge.

The future of our public schools is in open resource education. We need online learning tools that are available for students 24/7 at no cost to schools. School budgets will be able to better allocate the large sums of money they save to pay for an ever evolving technology landscape, better engaging field trips, and more highly qualified teachers.

-Josh Gerloff

Resume

Education

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
Western Governors University

Master of Arts in Communication
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Bachelor of Arts
Alvernia University, Reading, PA

Technology Education Certification
Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA

Professional Experience
Centennial School District, Current
Math Specialist

School District of Philadelphia
Computer Science/Mathematics/School Technology Leader

Awards and Achievements
President of the SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee) at Alvernia University
Captain Men’s Basketball at Alvernia University
Dean’s List
All-PAC Academic Team in Men’s Basketball and Men’s Lacrosse
Graduate with Honors (cum laude) from Alvernia University
Google Certified Educator: Level 2
Khan Academy Ambassador

Blog

Josh Gerloff and Conor Corey Earn Educator Award/Recognition

In August of 2017, I was lucky enough to be hired by Centennial School District as a math specialist and work with one of my previous coworkers, Conor Corey.  We set out on a mission to erase expensive math resources from schools budgets in favor of open educational resources that actually work.  This saves the …