Meet David Wall, Teacher, Science 7th grade

What’s your first and last name?

  • David Wall

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

  • Teacher, Science 7th grade

How are you involved in education?

  • Teacher, partner/colleague, NBCT support, learner.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Just enough kids, just enough autonomy, just enough me, all the motivation and persistence in the world.

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

  • National Board Jump Start program
    Plickers and other assessment tech
    Job transitions out of education

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Roxie Stiles, Kindergarten Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Roxie Stiles

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

  • Kindergarten Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am involved in education through my school, my community, and local Universities.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Constructive speaking, walking and sharing ideas; coming up with new creations and exploring in our room through learning.

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

  • I would lead a session on what the current needs or issues are in most classrooms.

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Meet Tina Kirkpatrick, Instructional Coach

What’s your first and last name?

  • Tina Kirkpatrick

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

  • Instructional Coach

How are you involved in education?

  • Supporting teachers in their professional goals to grow as educators. Actually, teachers do not view their goals as professional, but as personal. Teachers teach to change lives because they want to, not because they have to. Therefore, I must have one of the best jobs in the world.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom/school would be one in which every learner believed he or she can be successful. Not just at school, but in life. A growth mindset is the key to lifelong learning.

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

  • Why all the graded papers? Daily work and homework in the secondary classroom.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Michelle Shelton, 5th Grade Reading

What’s your first and last name?

  • Michelle Shelton

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

  • 5th Grade Reading

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a certified Whole Brain Teaching instructor and the Core Knowledge Coordinator for the national organization, and I present workshops for schools interested in WBT. I’m also a National DonorsChoose Teacher Ambassador and give workshops to help teachers set up grants for their classrooms! But mainly, I love sharing books with some pretty great kids!

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is filled with children talking and sharing, and choosing what they read. The kids are engaged from the minute I greet them at the door, asking questions and teaching each other. And… the room is overflowing with books!

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

  • Donors Choose or Whole Brain Teaching

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Stephanie Hinton, Early Childhood Coordinator @thestephhinton

What’s your first and last name?

  • Stephanie Hinton

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

  • Early Childhood Coordinator

How are you involved in education?

  • I am involved in a lot of great things in education! I work with a number of partners and through grants to ensure access to early childhood programming – Early Birds/Smart Start in the Schools, Parents as Teachers, childcare programming for teen parents. I also support early childhood teachers PK-1st grade in the district.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school/classroom looks like students and teachers engaging in the learning process. I love seeing the joy of learning happening in the classroom.

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

  • Anything early childhood!

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet LaDonna Wattts, Middle School Science – 6th Grade

What’s your first and last name?

  • LaDonna Wattts

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

  • Middle School Science – 6th Grade

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach 6th grade Science in the middle school. I have been teaching 17 years.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Science Lab and classroom connected with lots of space. Lab tables for 30-35 students. Lab tables have 4-5 student spots with multiple microscopes. Equipment for all students at the tables.

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

  • Elgin

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Meet Erin Barnes, Educator @ebarnes73

What’s your first and last name?

  • Erin Barnes

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

  • Educator

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach all grade levels and all subjects. Its weird I know. I like to try everything so I can show it all to my Ss and let THEM decide what works best for their education.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Controlled chaos. messy but everything has a place. Independent learning spaces as well as whole group instruction zones.

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

  • How best to advocate – parents and educators
    Podcasting for Mastery in the classroom
    Twitter 101 for newbies
    #oklaed works for you – a session on the hashtag for PD

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Jackie Holt, Instructional Technology Trainer

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jackie Holt

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

  • Instructional Technology Trainer

How are you involved in education?

  • I work with Teachers and Administrators on technology integration. My team and I work hard to change the culture in buildings to accept and implement the use of technology in an innovative, purposeful, and intentional way.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal learning environment would be one where students learn in a climate that supports them right where they are. A place where they feel safe to take risks and make mistakes. An environment where students are actively engaged in learning that that allows them to construct there knowledge and understanding. A place where project-based or problem-based learning is the norm. A place where technology isn’s “just one more thing to do” but rather technology as an embedded piece we do with everything. A place where students are the constructors of knowledge and the teacher is a facilitator.

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

  • Collaboration with G Suite

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Crystal Szymanski, Principal

What’s your first and last name?

  • Crystal Szymanski

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

  • Principal

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a MS building principal at Chisholm Middle School in Enid. My roles include technology committe chair for the district, instructional and curriculum coach, student discipline, building maintenance, event planning, and more.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Student-centered with teachers as facilitators. Lots of show me and student empowerment.

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

  • OER or Standards Based Grading

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Telannia Norfar, Math Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Telannia Norfar

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

  • Math Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am one of the committee members for EdcampOKC. This is my second year to serve on the planning and my fourth year helping in general. I am the president-elect for the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics. I provide training on student-centered strategies across the country. I am a regular attender on #oklaed and #sunchat. I also support financially and advocate for legislators who support education.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My idea classroom is where students drive their own learning. They know what they need to learn, how to learn and how to present their learning.

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

  • Number Talks at the Middle and High School Level

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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