Randall Black is an educator, technology specialist, and podcaster with a goal to help students, teachers, and administrators to improve for success in, and out, of the classroom. He is focused on continuous improvement of his skills as an educator and his knowledge base as a technology specialist. He has presented at various conferences and events and provided training to teachers and students in both small and large scale settings.
Randall has returned to working with Cabell County Schools as the SYSOP/Technology Coordinator at Huntington High School. Prior to this, he served with Wayne County Schools as the Technology Systems Operator at Spring Valley High School, Putnam County Schools as a Technology Systems and Integration Specialist and, Cabell County Schools at Huntington Middle School (HMS) as the Title I Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) and taught social studies at both Enslow Middle School (2007-2009) and Cabell Midland High School (2009-2013).
Randall is a 2004 graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in Secondary Education (Social Studies) and History. He has also earned a M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University in 2012. In addition to being certified to teach Social Studies, he holds certification as a Technology Integration Specialist, Technology Systems Specialist, and Library Media Specialist.
Randall was previously involved in the organization and execution of the bi-monthly #WVEdChat. This bi-monthly chat among educators from West Virginia, and beyond, hoped to continue helping all participants to personalize their professional development and continue their growth.
Randall has produced a number of podcasts. The Randall Black Show featured guests from his PLN (Professional Learning Network) as well as news, stories, and more related to his work in education. #WVEdChat Recap was a quick review of the #WVEdChat session from the previous week and promoted upcoming chat topics. EdTech Shorts features quick and simple edtech tips for educators with the goal of helping them to work smarter, not harder.