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David Dockterman

David Dockterman

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (1988)
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Phone:  617.600.2227
Office:  Longfellow 329
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Faculty Assistant:  Judith Wasserman


David Dockterman is chief architect, learning sciences at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where he provides guidance on turning research into practice and programs. He was one of the founders of Tom Snyder Productions, a leading educational software developer and publisher that was acquired by Scholastic in 2001. That division at Scholastic, focused on intervention for high-need students, was acquired in 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Over his 30-plus years in the industry, Dockterman has led the development of scores of award-winning instructional technology programs, including Decisions, Decisions; Thinking Reader; FASTT Math; and TimeLiner. Most recently he served as a key adviser for the creation of MATH 180. Dockterman authored the books Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom and Weaving Technology into Your Teaching. He also cocreated and cowrote Science Court, the highly acclaimed animated TV show that ran for three years on ABC's Saturday Morning. Before joining Tom Snyder Productions, Dockterman taught high school social studies. He has dedicated himself to supporting classroom teaching and the successful integration of technology into schools. "Dock" enjoys family time and community volunteer work.

Areas of Expertise

"Designing Placemark," in Educational Technology,(2002)

Cooperative Learning and Technology

Bringing the Computer into the Social Studies Classroom

Weaving Technology into Your Teaching

"Choices, Choices" series (software)

"Decisions, Decisions" series (software)

"Geography Search," updated version (software)

"Science Court" series (software)

"Science Seekers" series (software)

"The Great Ocean Rescue" (software)

"The Great Solar System Rescue" (software)

"WebPageBuilder Online Service" (software)

"Science Court/Squigglevision" series (television)

FASTT Math (software)

GO Solve Word Problems (software)

Thinking Reader (software)

Science Court Explorations series (software)

Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom


Carlisle School Committee,(1997-2006)





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