Jon Orech was an English teacher for 24 years. Currently, he serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Downers Grove South High School in Illinois. Jon also is an instructor for Aurora University where he teaches DST workshops. Since completing training at the Center for Digital Storytelling under Joe Lambert in 2004, Jon has applied many possibilities of DST in his own classes, trained colleagues, conducted DST workshops, and has spoken at many conferences. His presentations include “Beginning" and "Advanced Digital Storytelling,” “Digital Inquiry: Making a Documentary” “DST for Low-Achieving Students,” "DST 2.0," “Collaborative Technology,” “Hi -Tech Lit Circles," "Learning with Wikis," and "Student-Generated Assessment." Away from school, Jon savors the "Four F's": Family, Football, Fishing, and Food!

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