Jim has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. His career spans over 35 years in public education. For 5 years Jim served as first a coach and then a mentor with the PA Department of Education (PDE) “Classrooms for the Future” program. Jim is currently teaching a very popular 3 credit graduate course called “iPads in Education” for Eduspire at various locations throughout PA. Jim was pleased to be a sponsor for the TedX Youth Camp Hill in November 2012. He was also invited to present at TedX Williamport in October 2011. See his TEDX Talk presentation entitled “Why School is More Important than Ever” which is also on YouTube. In 2008, he started a consulting business called GatesIdeas (GatesIdeas.com).
"Jim is an outstanding educator and an expert in his field."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the instruction of Jim Gates. He was also prepared, professional, and endlessly patient. I felt like I was being taught by a real pro, and I would take a class with him anytime."
"James Gates was always willing to help with everything and very prompt in his replies."
"Jim was an outstanding instructor, thanks Jim! Highly recommend and would like to take another course that he is teaching if any."
"Always would respond to questions and comments in a timely manner and would constantly provide consistent feedback on work."