What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
How many years have you been teaching?:
"My MacBook and Adobe CC"
When I was in high school, my dream was to be an English teacher and/or a journalist. However, I was told that I was not college material and my goals were too high for me. My English teachers, Mrs. Couch, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Kelley were not only my inspirations, but my motivators. They each told me to pursue my dream with passion. And so, I did. My journey has taken me on several paths to where I am today and I would not change one step. I worked for the award-winning newspaper, The Anniston Star, before becoming a teacher. I'm living proof of the power of encouraging teachers.
Kelli, I'm excited to see what Hoover City School's is doing with the investment in Career and Technical Education. Since we have a skills gap in the United States, it is vital to train young men and women in being skilled professionals. With the Simulated Workplace focus, it is also essential to work with industry to train students. Look at what the Academy of Craft Training has accomplished! I look forward to reading more and hearing more about what Hoover is doing!
Hi Alysha English , When we hosted the student's "Ignite Session" sharing their ideas, there were no administration we invited who attended. So, it was difficult for them to have buy in from decision-makers on their ideas and their plan. They did focus on students, but parents would have benefitted as well. One of the aspects they included in the prototype was interactive panels in certain areas of the school that included a map, videos about the school and events, ways to have the information sent via text, and create a historical museum space in the school. I'll go back through my notes and see what other ideas they had.
Iris Goedhart This idea is very similar to one that I helped create in Alabama called Classroom CEO. We matched business experts with classroom teachers in order to deliver content to students. What I find inspiring from your idea is using the expertise of parents. Where are you in the planning stages of creating the module? How might I help you in your planning?