What’s your first and last name?
- Calypso Gilstrap
What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?
- School Librarian
How are you involved in education?
- School Librarian, Oklahoma School Librarian chair, former English/Speech/Drama/Debate teacher, NBCT, ToY district finalist
What does your ideal school or classroom look like?
- Autonomy with students; Planned Chaos. I want to see student art on the walls and bins of basketballs rolling down the hall. I want to taste cookies which are being sold to raise money for homeless students. I want to hear high fives and the school fight song sung at the top of our lungs. I want students wearing orange and black from head to toe; then a suit on their way to a debate tournament. There should be no bells because we respect time enough to send students to the next subject. Collaboration and partnership are not an event; they are part of our culture. We make a difference in our community because we plan our lesson around impacting the culture outside of our campus. And of course at the middle of it all would be one kick a$! library.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?
- Building authentic lessons
- Using your school library
- Flipping your classroom
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