Feature: EiE in Tanzania

EiE in Tanzania: Meet Ina Heafitz and the Hope Girls and Boys School in Arusha, Tanzania! Co-authored by Amanda Glover In partnership with Ina Heafitz, we are thrilled to announce that EiE professional development and STEM classroom resources are being used to support the teachers and students of Hope Girls and Boys School in Arusha, Tanzania. And … Continue reading Feature: EiE in Tanzania

Buncee: SDG Goal 2: Plant and Grow Lesson

Buncee | Featured Blog Post| SDG GOAL 2: PLANT AND GROW LESSON PLAN! Buncee is a web-based tool that allows for the flexibility in creative, visually stimulating content by empowering the user for high-quality presentations without the confusion of a high-priced editor. 1.5M students use Buncee around the world, and my students were excitedly included … Continue reading Buncee: SDG Goal 2: Plant and Grow Lesson

Microsoft: March MIEExpert

I'm the March MIEExpert! 🙂 Each month the amazing Robyn Hrivnatz, Josh Sawyer, and Jennifer Mitchell choose 1 of 8,800 outstanding educators to feature in the United States Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Showcase School Community Playbook set up in OneNote and shared with all MIEEs to communicate relevant information, updates, and celebrations. This is … Continue reading Microsoft: March MIEExpert

Makerspace: What’s your purpose?

So, if you have been following my digital journey of planning and implementing a school-wide makerspace, then we have already established what a makerspace is, and how engineering design challenges can play an integral role in aligning activities with the standards being taught in the classrooms. It's now time to being envisioning the purpose of … Continue reading Makerspace: What’s your purpose?

Makerspace: Podcast Interview

Coffee for the Brain | Featured Podcast I am very excited to share that I was recently invited for one of my very first podcasts ever and so honored it was with the amazing Aaron Maurer (@coffeechugbooks). His podcast, Coffee for the Brain, is slap full of awesome tips, tricks, and loads of inspiration to … Continue reading Makerspace: Podcast Interview

Instructional Design: My Journey

From Teacher to Tech (EdTech): Episode 3–Instructional Design a Title of the Past? As a near graduate in the field of instructional design, I am already feeling a bit like my new degree (and new debt) may be a thing of the past. I have been busting my tail for the past 18 months to … Continue reading Instructional Design: My Journey

Makerspace: Engineering Design Challenges

Engineering Design Challenges Within the School District of Hillsborough County, the elementary Science Department has got it going in with ideas for how to incorporate STEM into your classroom instruction. Monday's are early release days for students, therefore the curriculum is a bit condensed and seem like the perfect opportunity to do some making! It … Continue reading Makerspace: Engineering Design Challenges

Makerspace: What is it?

There has been a trend that employers have shared about new hires; their new recruits have difficulties critically thinking, problem solving, and collaborating. Yikes! As an educator, I have noticed similarities in my students. In a world of instant gratification of Amazon same-day shipping, Alexa informing about movie times, and technology so accessible we panic … Continue reading Makerspace: What is it?

Instructional Design: Prepare for the Application

It's been about 11 months since the first installment of Teacher to Tech and the saga continues. As I have not been introduced to many educators who have taken this leap, I find myself compelled to share my journey with you. Perhaps it will guide, or positively influence someone else in knowing that this mission … Continue reading Instructional Design: Prepare for the Application

Instructional Design: MassiveU, Inc.

Role Instructional Designers-: K12 and Professional Learning (consultant) August 2018 -- August 2019 Responsibilities Collaborated with the VP of Learning, Andrew Claassen (LinkedIn profile), and external stakeholders to conduct needs analysisDesign and create effective MassiveU courses to meet a variety of needs and audiences, using our online pedagogy and best practices in course designWork with … Continue reading Instructional Design: MassiveU, Inc.