Inquiry and Research

Distance Learning Plan

Like countless other school districts across the country, my district transitioned to online learning as we face extended closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I utilized various skills and tools learned throughout the Learning Design and Technology program in order to create a system to support staff members’ technology needs.

Curated Twitter Resources

As teachers’ roles continue to transform in order to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students, the call for on-demand, teacher directed professional development is greater than ever. One way that teachers are answering this call is through Twitter. 

Seesaw Implementation

Seesaw is an easy-to-use platform that provides methods for assessment, feedback, reflection, and family engagement between school and home in order to support the needs of all learners. For this project, I partnered with a fellow teacher at my school to train teachers how to use Seesaw and provide ongoing support as they implemented Seesaw with students in the classroom.

Self-Directed Learning: Data Literacy Best Practices

For this project, I addressed a professional challenge: How might I utilize data literacy best practices to structure Innovation Lab time so that I can better support the wants and needs of teachers and students in order to positively impact growth and achievement? 

Affinity Spaces Research

In this reading response, I review the main ideas and arguments among Affinity spaces: How young people live and learn online and out of school, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out, and Toward an Ecology of Gaming in connection with my wonderings and next steps as a public school teacher.