RYAN R. GOBLE specializes in creating joyful, collaborative and sustainable learning experiences that “pop” for learners of all ages in formal and informal settings.
Presently, Ryan works as the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Glenbard High School District 87 in Glen Ellyn, IL. He is the founder of Mindblue.com an educational consulting company that specializes in interdisciplinary teaching and learning that embraces popular cultures and media. In addition to consulting for school districts Ryan has worked with organizations like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Virgin Records and at present – NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His NASA work includes the development of multimedia curriculum and professional development experiences for secondary teachers on climate change and sustainability. To complement all his work, Ryan shares teaching resources with 8,000+ educators all over the globe through his social network “Making Curriculum Pop” mcpopmb.ning.com.
Ryan’s teaching work has been featured in publications like Teacher Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Detroit News and he has written for publications including the Journal of Staff Development, Journal of Media Literacy, The School Library Journal and The New York Times Learning Network. His first book on collaborative learning Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies across All Content Areas (co-written with his mother) called Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies across All Content Areas is being co-published by the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) and Free Spirit Press in the fall of 2015.
Mr. Goble serves as an adjunct professor in the education departments of Aurora, Benedictine and Roosevelt Universities and teaches undergraduate writing courses at DeVry University. In 2010 Mr. Goble completed a seven-year term on the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Media Collaborative and became co-president of that organization from 2011-2013.
Ryan holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan. He is also an ABD doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City completing his dissertation on the metaphorical histories of media and technology in secondary education.