Meet Jennifer Crofford, Middle School Social Studies/Library Media Student

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jennifer Crofford

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Middle School Social Studies/Library Media Student

How are you involved in education?

  • I am in my 11th year as the Middle School Social Studies teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Oklahoma City. I am also in my last semester as a Library Media Education student at the University of Central Oklahoma.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Open, welcoming, and allows students to find the best way to learn for them.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Primary Sources, Primary Sources, Primary Sources!

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Meet Jennifer Williams @JennWillTeach – ELA teacher/department chair

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jennifer Williams

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • ELA teacher/department chair

How are you involved in education?

  • Currently, I teach senior English at an alternative school in OKC. I’m also finishing a master’s in curriculum. I live education. It’s my career, hobby, and focus.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • There is no “ideal” classroom. I work with the students I have and meet them where they are. Humans are imperfect, messy beings—at all stages of life. I simply want students to see growth and improvement while they’re with me. I want to give them a place to reclaim their unique voices and to understand what power they hold in their hands.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Anything to do with disrupting and transforming education

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Janel Cypert, Coordinator of Secondary Special Services

What’s your first and last name?

  • Janel Cypert

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Coordinator of Secondary Special Services

How are you involved in education?

  • I collaborate with teachers, coaching our craft, and work 1:1 with students building positive relationships and fostering a collaborative culture.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Students are engaged in their learning and it may look different for each child. Some may be working independently, some in small groups, some online and others with the teacher. The teacher is also engaged with students not behind their desk.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Anything SPED and for growing teacher leaders to build capacity

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Meet Telannia Norfar @thnorfar – High School Math Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Telannia Norfar

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • High School Math Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach Algebra 2 and AP Calculus at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City Public Schools. I am a President of Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Faculty Member for Buck Institute for Education.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • The one students design with me.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Project-Based Learning, Student Centered Learning, Breakout EdU

Do you have a website or blog?

  • pbl-birdside.blogspot.com

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Josh DeLozier @joshdelozier – Social Studies Dept. Chair at Bethany High School

What’s your first and last name?

  • Josh DeLozier

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Social Studies Dept. Chair at Bethany High School

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach government, politics, and history and challenge students to reflect on their own beliefs, experiences, and biases about these topics. I’m also the yearbook adviser and leadership sponsor.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Digitally-focused. Our students have access to SO MUCH information. They need to know how to access it, assess it, and use it to make decisions and assumptions about their world. We’re a 1-to-1 school, so every student has a Chromebook and the full suite of Google for Ed applications.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • G-Suite Tips and Tricks for Teachers: Explore all the cool ways you can use Google for EDU apps in the classroom

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Shari Gateley, English Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Shari Gateley

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • English Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach AP Language and AP Literature at Putnam City West High School. I am also the English Department chair and serve as a new teacher mentor, senior class sponsor, and on the schools guiding coalition and title I committee.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school would be one that implemented project based learning across content areas. Instead of students sitting in 50 minute departmentalized classes, they would work with a team of teachers to understand and come up with solutions for real world problems.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Design Thinking in action – Design Thinking is a different approach to PBL.

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Lana Ingram, Differentiation Facilitator

What’s your first and last name?

  • Lana Ingram

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Differentiation Facilitator

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a differentiation facilitator at John Rex Charter School, which in a nutshell, means I am the Gifted/Talented Director and Special Education Director. I work with grades PreK-6.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My current school is my ideal school! Focus on project based learning, interests of students, STEAM is a big part of our school, and letting students drive their learning.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Schoolwide Enrichment Model, Enrichment Clusters, working with GT students in the classroom, working with Special Education students in the classroom, twice-exceptionality.

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Theresa Riemer, Art

What’s your first and last name?

  • Theresa Riemer

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Art

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach middle school art, chair the children art tent at our local art festival, teach adults art and learn anything and everything I can to be a better artist and educator.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Full access to art supplies and art technology. Under 20 students who want to learn art.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Collaborative teaching and learning. How to integrate multiple subjects in to lessons.

Are you on Twitter?


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