Paul Treadwell is a distance learning consultant and information technology specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. His current areas of interest include digital storytelling in the context of online learning, and exploring appropriate tools and techniques for civic engagement online. He develops and teaches online classes on social networking and is actively engaged in the use of storytelling and games to evoke creativity and engagement in the realm of Information Technology. Paul has been actively involved in 4-H activities for the past decade and is currently working with Celeste Carmichael to develop patterns for technology use with youth. Paul is involved with Planting Hope, a non-profit organization based in Montpelier, VT and San Ramon, Nicaragua. He is currently planning a trip to San Ramon and while in Nicaragua will be working to network a couple of locations, among other activities.