ORG MOREnet Title BIO Bill Giddings is the Director of the eMINTS (Enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies), a program sponsored by the Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education and MOREnet (the Missouri Research and Education Network). Bill headed the program to establish Internet connectivity for Missouri's K-12 schools and implemented eMINTS, a program aimed at transforming the instructional process by supporting elementary teachers as they change their teaching practices to student-centered, inquiry-based approaches. Prior to joining MOREnet, Bill was the Assistant Director of the Columbia Public Schools Instructional Media Center where he was instrumental in establishing the first online community information network in Missouri. Bill has a background in elementary special education and reading. He hopes that his efforts over the years will leave education in a better state than when he first entered the profession. Bill holds an M.A. in Elementary Education and a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.