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Dr. Troy Tenhet

Gold Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB  Peer Reviewer
6th Grade Teacher
Panama-Buena Vista School District / Fresno Pacific University
Primary Discipline:
Member Type: Teacher (K-12)
Last Login: Jul 28, 2016
Member Since: Jun 16, 2004



Primary Affiliation:
  • Ancient Coins For Education (Non-Profit, Private, CA, United States)
Secondary Affiliations:
  • Bakersfield Adult School-Kern High School District (Education, High School, CA, United States)
  • CSU-NASA Collaborative (Other, Other, CA, United States)
  • California Technology Assistance Project-CTAP (Other, Other, CA, United States)
  • Write Around The Community Global Project (Education, Primary/Grade School, CA, United States)
  • Square of Life Global Data Collection (Education, Primary/Grade School, CA, United States)
  • GLE-Global Learning Exchange (Education, Primary/Grade School, CA, United States)
  • PBVUSD (Education, Primary/Grade School, CA, United States)
  • California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (CAMTE) (Non-Profit, Public, CA, United States)
  • Computer Using Educators (CUE) (Non-Profit, Private, CA, United States)

MERLOT Connections

Contact Information

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Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Nov 16, 2006
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: No
Technical Formats: Chat, Conference Calls, Discussion Forums, Email, Online/Video Conferencing, Skype
Topics of Expertise: Global Collaboration between classrooms via Skype. Use of NASA resources in the classroom.
Presentation Titles: 1. Global Learning Exchange:Think Outside the Box 2. MERLOT from a K-12 Perspective 3. Using MERLOT to reach EVERYONE-not just each other at the annual MERLOT conference.
Availability, special terms, etc.: Let me know. I'm happy to help.


  • English - speaking level (Advanced) - reading level (Advanced)

Skills & Interests

  • Education (Advanced)
    I am an avid fan of Ray Bradbury...Favorite stories--"The Long Rain" and "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • Education (Advanced)
    Creation of integrated Science, Language Arts, and Technology curriculum. Interested and involved in the instruction of EL Learners at 6th grade level and adult age.
  • Science and Technology (Intermediate)
    Very much enjoy Science. Especially love technology and its integration into K-12 instruction. I am a CTAP Level 3 mentor and enjoy teaching other teachers as well.
  • Arts/Art History (Beginner)
    I'm just a beginner! I do love the painter named Paul Jackson Pollock. The art itself is interesting but the issues behind the art and his personal life are what intrigues me...My favorite painting of his is "Lavender Mist"

Education History

  • Doctorate Educational Leadership (12/2013)
    Fresno State University
  • MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Technology) (08/2004)
    California State University Bakersfield
  • Clear Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (with CLAD) (06/2003)
    California State University Bakersfield
  • BA in Business (09/2001)
    St. Mary's College of California


  • 6th Grade Teacher (07/2005 - Current) Panama Buena Vista Union School District
  • CTAP Level 3 Mentor/Instructor (10/2005 - Current) Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Curriculum Writer (06/2010 - Current) NASA/AERO Institute
  • ESL Level 4 Instructor (08/2005 - Current) Bakersfield Adult School-KHSD
  • Professor (MA Ed Tech Program and Teacher Professional Development) (06/2006 - Current) Fresno Pacific University of California
  • Adjunct Faculty-Science Methods for Teachers (03/2008 - 05/2008) CSU BAKERSFIELD


  • Tenhet, T. O.. (2012). Beyond School Walls:Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World in Huffington Post
  • Tenhet, T. O.. (2012). Going Global: Adding a New Dimension to Your Classroom Through Epals and Skype in Tech & Learning Magazine
  • Robin L. Flanigan. (2012). US Schools Forge Foreign Connections Via Web
  • Manuel, R.. (2010). Skype Sessions Let People Learn in Singapore Schoolbag-Education News
  • Tenhet, T.O.. (2009). Think Outside The Box-Professional Educator Online Magazine


  • NASA
    Summer of Innovation Program Writer 05/2011 - Current
  • ORACLE Education Foundation
    Partner 01/2011 - Current
  • California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (CAMTE)
    Math Teacher 03/2010 - Current
  • Global Learning Exchange
    Co-Founder 08/2008 - Current
  • Friends and Flags Global Classroom
    Teacher 01/2008 - Current
  • Ancient Coins For Education (ACE)
    Member/Educator 11/2007 - Current
  • Computer Using Educators (CUE)
    Technology Driven Instructor! 06/2007 - Current
  • California Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
    Educator 07/2005 - Current
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
    Multiple Subject Teacher 08/2003 - Current
  • AERO Institute/Dryden
    Curriculum Writer 04/2010 - 09/2011

Honors and Awards

  • Donors Choose-Chevron Grants (multiple) (01/2011)
    Chevron, through Donors Choose, has so far funded six of my projects for my classroom.
  • Ancient Coins for Education Ad Astra Award 2010 (05/2010)
    This was awarded to me by Ancient Coins for Education in response to my use of ancient Roman coins to enhance the teaching of ancient civilizations.
  • Epals Teacher Ambassador 2010 (Cultural Exchange Award) (04/2010)
    One of the awarded teacher-users of ePals.
  • PBVUSD Teacher of the Year 2010 (03/2010)
    This is our district's Teacher of the Year Award. I will now be sent to the county level in order to qualify for the statewide competition.
  • CUE Kern County-Region 8 Teacher of the Year (02/2010)
    From the Computer Using Educators (CUE) an award for innovation and technology in the classroom and its use during instruction.
  • One Classroom At A Time Grant (10/2008)
    Yes we won it again. This time the money was used for cameras to support curriculum designed and completed within the scope of the Global Learning Exchange (GLE).
  • Kids In Need Teacher Grant (11/2007)
    This was a $500 grant for a lesson called Paleolithic Discovery. Essentially my students will be digging up artifacts (some pre-made and some from home) out of a created excavation site. Math and Social Studies in a hands-on experience!
  • One Classroom at a Time Grant (05/2007)
    This was given to our class by Channel 29 Bakersfield and our community. It was a $1000 award and it was used for the building of rockets and volcanoes for 3 sixth grade classrooms. We had a great time. See my personal url for images!

Teaching Experience

  • 6th Grade Intermediate ( Current)
    Bill L Williams Elementary School - Multiple Subjects
    I am currently still on assignment out at Bill L Williams Elementary.
  • CTAP/BTSA Collaboration for LEVEL 2 PROFICIENCIES ( Current)
    BTSA-CTAP - Level 2 Proficiency for CTAP
    This class was designed by me to help BTSA PT's complete their Level 2 CTAP portfolios while going through their 2-year BTSA induction. It is under way and open for California registrants!
  • Creating on the Web ( Current)
    Fresno Pacific University - Educational Technology
    Gives participants experience and builds their knowlege and skills with creating web-based content. Includes a look at web 2.0, as well as professional web design software. Management issues and a thorough knowledge of servers and server-based online tools are included as well.
  • Foundations in Educational Technology ( Current)
    Fresno Pacific University - Educational Technology
    Offers a historical perspective on the field of educational technology, its major content and a view of future trends. Activities focus on developing knowledge and skills that prepare candidates for leadership roles in many areas of applying technology in school.
  • Introduction to Teaching With Digital Technology ( Current)
    Fresno Pacific University - Educational Technology
    Provides candidates with tools and expertise to be succesful online learners and technology competent teachers. Includes a tutorial for the online course management system and an orientation to university digital resources. A variety of the most current and effective uses of technology is explored.
  • Software Applications in the Classroom (winter 2007)
    Fresno Pacific University - MA in Educational Technology
    This class discusses the way the use of software can enhance learning as well as teacher AND student performance.
  • Multimedia Projects in the Classroom (fall 2006)
    Fresno Pacific University - MA in Educational Technology
    This class is part of the MA program in Ed Tech and it discusses the use of project based curriculum that is merged with technology in order to enhance learning.
  • Level 2 CTAP Proficiencies (summer 2006)
    California Technology Assistance Project - Technology in the Classroom
    This 2-week course was designed to enable teachers to gain what is known as Level 2 proficiency.
  • Technology Integration in the Classroom (summer 2006)
    Fresno Pacific University - MA in Educational Technology
    This short course was taught in order to highlight the many ways that an effective teacher can integrate technology into daily lessons and curriculum.
  • Level 2 CTAP Proficiencies (spring 2006)
    California Technology Assistance Project - Technology in the Classroom
    This course was designed for teachers that needed their CTAP certification at Level 2.
  • 3rd Grade Elementary (Fall 2003)
    Olive Drive Elementary School - Multiple Subjects
    I taught 3rd grade at ODE in Bakersfield, California for two glorious years.


  • This is a virtual conference presentation that covers my experiences with ePals and Skype in the classroom.
  • Using TASIM to Measure Student Intent With iPads, 03/09/2012
    A presentation to Corcoran Unified School District in regards to an instrument that I built to measure student motivations behind the use of an iPad both in the classroom and at home.
  • Solid presentation on GLE and its involvement with classrooms and experts around the world via SKYPE.
  • Global Learning Exchange at BLEND CONFERENCE (Presentation about MERLOT), 05/22/2010
    This was a 3-day conference at Fresno Pacific University. It was a study of best practices and an opportunity to network with forward thinking educators.
  • This was done at the iCTLT Global Education Conference in Singapore. I presented along side 3 teachers from Singapore. My presentation was given via Skype.
  • Multiple presentations at this yearly CSU-NASA Collaborative. First, the Global Learning Exchange and then the Use of MERLOT to Disseminate Material to Educators.
  • Global Learning Exchange- Worldwide Learning is Here (Presentation about MERLOT), 03/06/2009
    Presentation of a global collaboration project that is underway in 8 countries.
  • Project Ice Interactive Technology in the Classroom (Presentation about MERLOT), 08/06/2008
    This is actually a 4-day event where participating teachers are taught the ins and outs of interactive technology (thanks to 3M)in the classroom. Interactive learning objects are sought after and will be leveraged into MERLOT for the use of the masses.
  • CSUB-NASA 2008 COLLABORATIVE-Going Green, What Does It Mean? (Presentation about MERLOT), 07/22/2008
    This 3-day workshop brought people together from JPL/NASA, CSUB, and the local teacher community and public to talk about global warming, teaching strategies, and the art of dissemination via MERLOT.
  • I was able to share some motivational strategies that I employ with a group of exceptional high school teachers from Delano, California. Email me if you want to see the handouts. I will email them (or snail mail them) to you.
  • This was a presentation of my "Learning Outside the Box" series where students from the US and Romania collaborated in order to better their English skills.
    This is a three day event where I had the opportunity to share MERLOT and its useful tools with educators from parts of southern California.
  • This is a conference that I had to bow out of due to an emergency. My itinerary and handouts are still available for you.
  • My NRDI for EL learners was presented at this conference.
  • The NRDI Model was shared with the science community at large.
  • Sharing of my NRDI Instructional Model (as seen on MERLOT).