Michael Gielniak is Director of Programs and Development for the One-to-One Institute where he is transforming the organization into an international leader for the development of successful and sustainable 1:1 learning programs. Dr. Gielniak has executive director experience at both the Anton Art Center and the Center for Creative Learning and Teaching. At the Anton Art Center, Dr. Gielniak orchestrated the financial turnaround of the organization and successfully completed a $1.7 million renovation and addition to their facility in the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Mount Clemens.
Both a Fulbright Scholarship and an Emmy Award winner, Dr. Gielniak has been working with creative and educational environments around the globe for 25 years. While working as a consultant at the Macomb Intermediate School District, he developed and directed the Macomb New Teacher Academy where he trained over 1,000 teachers. Dr. Gielniak has worked with the Michigan Department of Education on a variety of projects. He managed the development of arts content for the Clarifying Language in Michigan Benchmarks (MIClimb), served on the rubric development committee for Michigan’s school assessment program, Education, Yes!, and reviewed Michigan's teacher preparation standards.
Dr. Gielniak holds degrees in elementary and secondary education, musicology, as well as an Education Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction. His Ph.D. work at Oakland University focused on the enhancement of long-term memory through a learning technique he developed called Representational Movement. Dr. Gielniak is a frequent national conference speaker, the creator of the Great Lakes 1:1 Computing Conference, and is co-author of the book, The Guidebook for Change.
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