Meet Anne Beck, Ed Tech Specialist

What’s your first and last name?

  • Anne Beck

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

  • Ed Tech Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I work with pre-service teachers and Higher Ed faculty and instructors in integrating technology into courses and K12 classrooms.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • I only need Middle School students and some iPads.

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

  • My Favorite Apps….

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Meet David Burton, Social Studies & Business Education Curriculum Coordintor

What’s your first and last name?

  • David Burton

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

  • Social Studies & Business Education Curriculum Coordinator

How are you involved in education?

  • I serve as a district curriculum coordinator for preK-12 Social Studies and 9-12 Business Education teachers/courses. I work with teachers to support their needs in enhancing the educational experiences for our district’s students.Additionally, I serve as Vice President of OK Council for the Social Studies as well as a member of each the Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and the Education Committee of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Focused & FlexibleThe ideal classroom should be arranged and set up to give a clear focus on the skills & content learning which are appropriate for the specific course(s) being taught, yet should also allow the flexibility of quick rearrangement (if needed) to meet the needs of specific activities. My image would of this would be individual student desks or thin rectangular tables arranged in a group collaboration pod for @4 students per pod that could also be easily split up for focused individualized activities (i.e. a test) or moved out of the way entirely for whole class activities that engage students actively with one another.

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

  • Integration of literacy and/or technology skills across the curriculum as a way to support content based learning.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Allison Hogue, English IV/AP Lit/Drama Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Allison Hogue

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

  • English IV/AP Lit/Drama

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a high school English Teacher. I also am the temporary Drama Director.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Easy and effective access to technology. Student focused learning and teaching.

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

  • I’m open for anything.

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Jill Slay, Library Media Specialist

 

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jill Slay

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

  • Library Media Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the librarian at PC West High School. I work with teachers and students to help them be responsible consumers of information.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Lots of sharing of ideas, creative expression, and laughter. Lots of laughter. I like technology and also old school craft supplies. 🙂

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

  • Collaborating with teachers about utilizing resources to improve their teaching.

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Meet Shawna Meyer, 5th and 6th Grade Advanced Mathematics Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Shawna Meyer

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

  • 5th and 6th Grade Advanced Mathematics Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the 5th and 6th grade advanced mathematics teacher at Washington Elementary in Clinton, OK. I keep my students actively engaged and challenge them daily to develop their critical thinking skills through creative learning.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom has various types of seating arrangements, including standing desks, so that my students may work where they will learn the best. Though engaging activities are incorporated into each lesson, my ideal classroom has high expectations and a reliable consequence guideline that the students are fully aware of. Ideally, my classroom is a place where making mistakes is not only respected, but encouraged. Communication, collaboration, and creative thinking are all active components of my ideal classroom.

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

  • How incorporating and talking up engaging activities is a key factor in classroom management.

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Meet Bonnie LaFountaine, 4th Grade Reading Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Bonnie LaFountaine

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

  • 4th Grade Reading Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • 4th Grade Reading Teacher
  • First year in Oklahoma

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

  • Adapting/flexibility – This means communication. Communicating with peers, the willingness to adapt teachings, the willingness to grow… Because, how many teachers have seen the homes with the black the trash bags covering the windows and all of the lights off? Been inside the homes and felt the bugs jump off of your legs?
  • K-8 are ELEMENTARY school teachers. It’s disheartened to hear a teacher say (after being departmentalized) they cannot teach a subject. We are not effective teachers when we do not put our skills to use. Yes, we CAN BE more effective in certain areas. NEVER should we say we can’t teach a subject.
  • Understand that we cannot teach every student the same (discipline, grading). Adapt to a child’s, parent’s, co-worker’s circumstances and be flexible.
  • BUT, consistency.

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Meet Ruth Haynes, CTE Computer Technology / Teacher at Capitol Hill High School

What’s your first and last name?

  • Ruth Haynes

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

  • CTE Computer Technology / Teacher at Capitol Hill High School

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a secondary teacher.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Ideally, my classroom would be an environment where students want to learn what I teach. A place where they can learn from me and each other.

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

  • I would show educators new updates to Google including Google Classroom and forms.

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Meet Jennifer Williams, English teacher

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Jennifer Williams

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

  • English teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I eat, sleep (when I do get sleep), and breathe education. I cannot go anywhere or do anything without lesson planning. I am a vocal advocate for equity and equality in education. I also blog regularly about lessons and educational issues.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Tables and chairs of some kind that I can easily/freely move around. Brightly colored walls with different art works or interesting student projects. Books everywhere for students to read and enjoy. Space to move around. Structure for students who want it. Freedom for those who want it. I’m okay with it looking like a classroom sans the “institutional” or prison look.

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

  • Writing or analysis or GAFE or blogging

Do you have a website or blog?

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Meet Ed Hodge, 5th Grade, instructional Trainer

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Ed Hodge

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

  • 5th Grade, instructional Trainer

How are you involved in education?

  • I have been a 5th grade teacher for 14 years, mostly self-contained. I am a part time instructor at the 8th Floor at Tulsa Tech, OKMATH Leadership Class 1 graduate, Co-Chair for OKMATH & OKSCI ALUMNI, OSTA Board Elementary Director and a NASA EPDC AMBASSADOR FOR STEM EDUCATION. Google For Education Essentials Trainer

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is one where students are engaged in a variety of activities. I encourage students to utilize technology in the classroom and at home. My students are engaged in literacy in every core subject. I mix instruction methods up to keep my students active and involved.

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

  • How to utilize GAFE as a tool not just storage.

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Meet April Gustafson, Ed Tech Integration Specialist

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What’s your first and last name?

  • April Gustafson

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

  • Ed Tech Integration Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I have been a classroom Science teacher (shoutout to my Middle School Peeps!) and have transitioned into the role as tech integration specialist for John Marshall since June! I love tech, teachers, students, and learning! #bears1to1 #chromebooks4life

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is busy (this makes me laugh) I want to see smiles, laughter, focus, and excitement. I want students to have access to anything they can imagine and be able to ask and share everything on their minds!

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

  • Google Extensions, Google Classroom as online PD

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