Taught High School Advertising & Design (CTE) for six years at a Title I school.
What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
Media Arts: Broadcast Journalism
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.
Niall Walsh I know about this from Design for Change! I love the impact it makes on teaching students to be responsible for their learning and allowing them an opportunity to showcase and model it for others. We do a similar student showcase of learning at my school in Alabama and I'll be involved for the first time this year. I'm curious how the students select what they are going to showcase and, like Paul, is this a once a year event. Thank you!
Jill Jensen We are working on finishing this video project as our "Welcome" night for parents is on Thursday night. They do it every year and it seems very helpful for parents. I'll share the finished project, along with everything else we create for it!
Hi Ms. Mona Dunne! It makes perfect sense to utilize technology to build the communication between teacher, student, and parents. How do you see the teacher setting up this in the secondary school setting and helping the parents best utilize it?
Also, this would fit well with Ms. Jocelyn Sideco's idea! Check it out at https://collaborate.teachersguild.org//challenge/ittakesateam/ideate/student-vblog-and-parent-video-conferences