If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I teach an app development and design thinking course. I'm also Dir of Ed Tech & Innovation--focused on technology professional development with faculty. My students are sometimes teachers.
I have just started working with my Ed Tech & Innovation committee on re-packaging the design thinking model for teachers here at my school. I love the idea of Design thinking, but how do we create buy in at our schools
How many years have you been teaching?:
This is my 13th year in Ed Tech and 11 of those years were spent teaching technology, app development and media literacy skills
"whiteboards and humor"
I'm passionate about education first, technology second. I'm director of ed tech & innovation at St. Ignatius College prep in SF, California. I started out in a non-profit in LA, then pursued studies in education in SF. My most beloved classes were ones that had to do with design -- typography, movie creation, instructional print materials. I've worked in K-12 settings for 14 years and yet, I still feel like I have lots to learn. Passionate about engaging more students of color & girls in STEM. Proud co-moderator of Girls Who Code! Lead organizer of Ed Tech Network SF.
Mary I like this idea of an audit and how it provides a check and balance for the communication patterns between parent and teacher.
Building on this, can you share how we would measure the efficicy of the audit? What desired behaviors/communication patterns or metrics (number of face to face meetings, quality of the meeting, depth of the conversation) can you imagine? Also as a tool, have you used Class Dojo? It's great at documenting parent-teacher communication. You can check it out here: https://www.classdojo.com/learnmore/