24 years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher, instructional technology leader, and instructional designer. Currently teaching computer programming, information technology, and database design and management to high school students (grades 9-12).
Learning should be student-centered and diverse, just like your students. I like to run my class as a facilitator, allowing students to choose what activities they like to participate in, with me guiding them in a direction of growth and challenge. I believe strongly in project based learning and the constructivist theory. I love developing curriculum and activities for students and teachers to use and greatly value feedback about those activities in order to continually improve them.
Discovery Educator Network (winner of their lesson submission contest)
B.S. Elementary Education, certified to teach in Virginia grades Pre-K through 8th grades; M.A. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology
Community theater lover (and participant!)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text