As an education technology specialist, consultant, and trainer, Jim is passionate about designing transformative learning experiences in the classroom that enable learners to become active, reflective, and collaborative creators of knowledge. He has shared his experiences and expertise in integrating tech tools in class to teachers and school leaders in various professional development sessions, and in local and international conferences held in Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Qatar among others. He created the 5Ds Framework for Tech Integration in the classroom, an instructional planning framework that seeks to guide educators to design and execute learning experiences that purposefully integrate tech tools.
In 2017, Jim became the first teacher to represent the Philippines as a finalist to the Global Teacher Prize, considered as the Nobel Prize for Teachers, due to his work on elevating the standards of education in the Philippines through a meaningful use of technology in learning, emphasis on values educations to young learners, and providing better access to professional development trainings to the public school system in his home province of Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
He is an Accredited Professional Development Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator, Varkey Teacher Ambassador, Google Certified Trainer, and Book Creator and SeeSaw apps ambassador. He is currently the chairperson for the Grade School Christian Life Education department and the Head Education Technology Coach of Xavier School.
Jim graduated with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and earned his education units at the Ateneo de Manila University. He ranked third in Licensure Examination of Teachers in September 2010.
As a global teacher blogger, he continues to share his ideas on technology integration in his website: “Edtech, Go!” at www.francisjimtuscano.com and via his Twitter PLN @jimtuscano.