Media Specialist, Park Center High School, MN
Dhaivyd Hilgendorf is the Library Media Specialist at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He is a Past President of the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota. Dhaivyd is also known as “Ditty Dude” for his interest in helping students create short mnemonic songs to remember the essential components of a lesson, and because he has provided improvised songs to summarize conference proceedings. He is also known as “Uncon Man” for his unconventional face painting as an organizer of unconferences. Professional special interests include helping students establish learning networks, genre studies and young adult literature, student tech teams, QR Code Socials and Augmented Reality Galleries, flipped and independent staff professional development systems, and the learning commons model. Personal passions include making music, yoga, bicycling, swimming, cross country skiing, backcountry trips, nature photography, family time, cooking, and travel. Follow him on Twitter @dhaivyd.