6th grade: Math, Science, Communication Arts (Reading and Language Arts) 7th Grade: Math & Communication Arts I have worked with all types of students (gifted, special ed., and at-risk). Piloted two cutting edge programs for the district The Six Computer Classroom: I was given 6 computers to use in my classroom as a test to see how to incorporate technology more effectively into the every day lessons. I later became a trainer for other teachers on how to effectively use 6 computers in the classroom as well as developed organizational tools for teachers to aid in their planning. I also presented at the “The Governor’s Wisconsin Educational Technology Conference” Determination House: A program that grouped 65 at-risk students together with the goal of increasing their reading level a minimum of two or more years in a one year time period. This was achieved by teaching students strictly according to their learning style. I was trained in teaching students using the multiple intelligence, specifically using strategies that worked with left-brained students. Later I worked as a consultant writing lessons and providing input for an 8th grade group of teachers working to achieve the same goals. I also presented at an at-risk conference sharing the results we achieved through this unique grouping and teaching methods. Other information: mentor teacher, former member of the districts "Differentation Leadership Team", Literacy Team, Technology Team, etc.
I love to get kids up and moving when learning. I use songs, hands on demonstrations/activities, stations, and games to teach kids important information. Incorporating as many of the multiple intelligences into a lesson has always been a goal of mine. If my students are having fun while they are learning, I know they will be successful in remembering the information. I set high expectations for my students, and believe every student can be successful if given the appropriate tools!
Nominated for the Golden Apple Award (an award that honors exellent teachers in the Brown County Area) and was selected as a "Teacher/Team of Distinction" Selected by the school district to pilot two programs, one regarding technology and the other working with at-risk students. (See Experience)
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Major: Elementary Education Minor: Science (1-9) Relevant Continuing Education Classes/Training: PULSE (Professionals Using Learning Strategies Effectively) Integrating Technology into the Curriculum Six Trait Writing Six Trait Writing in the Content Area Teaching Reading the in the Content Areas (Quality Quinn) Differentiation Curriculum Mapping
I currently have two children (boy and a girl) and am on a leave of absence to spend time with them.