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Mercer Hall

Buckley Country Day School
History Teacher
Roslyn, New York
Mercer Hall has been teaching for over eighteen years at an independent school on Long Island, New York. He is a five-time honoree as Teacher Of The Year, and he has been awarded both the Thomas J. Reid Excellence In Teaching Award and the Powers Family Teacher Recognition Award. Mercer writes about educational policy and learning technology for Al Jazeera America, EdSurge, and other publications. He received a TESInnovates scholarship to SXSWEdu 2015 for his creative use of edtech in the classroom. Mercer believes in the Digital Humanities and Hacker Hour learning approaches, bridging the fields of history, language arts, computer coding, and media & financial literacy. He brings to teaching prior experience from the fields of business consulting, marketing, and publishing. Mercer has coordinated workshops for faculty and has presented on literacies and curriculum design at national conferences, such as the National Council for the Social Studies, the Association for Middle Level Education, the International Visual Literacy Association, the New York State Computers and Technologies in Education, and NYSAIS Teaching with Technology.