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Ramsey Musallam    

Science Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Robotics Coach, Camp Director, TED Speaker & Author of "Spark Learning"

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Musallam has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor at Sonoma Academy, Musallam served as a Science Instructor and Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco for 15 years. In addition his role as a science teacher, Musallam runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the greater Bay Area.

Musallam delivers keynotes, webinars and facilitates workshops for teachers nationally and internationally with a focus on using technology as a strategic classroom partner in designing learning environments grounded in inquiry fueled by student curiosity. Additionally, Musallam is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Musallam's TED Talk "3 Rules to Spark Learning" is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TEDs first ever PBS TV premiere, "TED Talks Education."

Upon graduating from the University of California Davis with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Musallam went on to obtain a MA and Ed.D in Education from the University of San Francisco. Since graduating, Musallam's research interests have shifted from using Multimedia to manage student Cognitive Load, to a focus on harnessing Multimedia as a tool in cultivating student curiosity, inquiry and motivation.

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