Sheri Edwards has over thirty years teaching experience in Title One public schools from first to eighth grade, including implementing and teaching the Talented and Gifted program. She participated early in the Teacher Leadership Project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, adding to her passion for 21st Century teaching and learning. As such, she administered the district's Google Apps for Education while teaching full time. Her classroom encourages readers and writers to blossom as they connect with other students globally, considering others’ ideas. Digital citizenship, media literacy, and equity in tech access are her passions. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Eastern Washington University and extensive training and classroom practice for applying technology in the classroom. She has been a guest blogger for Children's Literature and created a site for newbie tech teachers at AskWhatElse. Everyday she asks her students and herself, "What Else?" What else could we solve, do research, read, write, ponder, collaborate, help? She knows that all kids can learn, and that we are all smart in many ways. She continues her teaching reflections at Ask What Else on Wordpress.
Sheri's teaching style is student-centered, following Dewey's expectation that "learning is by doing." She invites students into projects of interest to them, differentiating according to each student's needs. Her classes included ELL and SPED students who blended into their classroom learning community because of this. Feedback provided students with confidence in what they did know, and therefore courage to take the next steps to improve and revise. Everyday she asks her students and herself, "What Else?" What else could we solve, do research, read, write, ponder, collaborate, help? She knows that all kids can learn, and that we are all smart in many ways and therefore everyone can help each other in the learning community.
2014-16 Encourager and Junior Facilitator for CLMOOC: Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration 2014-2017 Teachers First Educator Advisor 2009: North Central Educational Service District Excellence Award 1996 North Central Educational Service District Excellence Award 1995 Washington Association of Educators for Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) Teacher of the Year, North Central Region
2010-2015 Continuous self-training in: Google Apps -- Example. Site for Digital Citizenship Writing Class Technology Integration, Teacher Blog Common Core State Standards Marzano Teacher Evaluation Trainer of Trainers 2002-2006 NO LIMIT! New Outcomes: Learning Improvement in Mathematics Integrating Technology Students use problem-based learning to improve their achievement of math skills. 2001 Gonzago Indian Education Outreach Program (GIEOP) Science Institute 1999-2002+ Technology Integration, Teacher Leadership Project, Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation 1992 Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Integrated Language Arts Emphasis, Eastern Washington University 1986 Excellence in Indian Education Symposium 1988-1995 TAG Training: Talented and Gifted Instruction 1985 Teaching Certificate: K-12 Reading; 4-12 Math; K-8 Elementary Endorsements 1985 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, Major: Reading; Minor: Math; Eastern Washington University
Technology Coordinator Google Apps Administrator Google Apps Trainer for Nespelem School Website Curator: District Site Middle School Language Arts Teacher 21 years Self-Contained, All Subjects 6-8th Grades 10 years