I teach in a K-8 school. The SMMA Innovation Lab is a reimagining of a computer lab + media center + makerspace + learning commons. I assist the teachers in planning innovative lessons that incorporate design thinking, PLB, STEM/STEAM and making.
All subject areas incorporate the use of the SMMA Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab is a place to create, collaborate, communicate, explore, experience, play, fail (First Attempt in Learning) and fail better, and most of all, DREAM!
How many years have you been teaching?:
I have been teaching 23 years. The SMMA Innovation Lab is the intersection of my BA in elementary education, MAT in education technology and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. The SMMA Innovation Lab gives me hope for the future of education.
"Markers. I enjoy brainstorming on our whiteboard walls and writable surfaces."