What subject(s) do you teach?:
English Language Arts
Media Center/CREATE Space Specialist
How many years have you been teaching?:
After 17 years teaching middle school English my passion has begun to shift more towards PBL and integrated learning. This year I took over running my schools media center and implementing curriculum for our CREATE Space, out version of a Maker Space. I am loving integrating text and making in dynamic cross-curricular ways.
Andrew, Yes! I was a middle school English teacher before taking over my school's MakerSpace and I am constantly struck by the similarities needed to craft both good writing and good things. I loved teaching English because so many of the assessments were pieces of writing. It felt like the assessments were authentic. I'd like to see us transfer that authenticity across the disciplines. Best, Sandee
I think it should absolutely welcome all ages and stages and embrace multi-media expression. Here's the GoogleDoc link should you want to add ideas. It's not much right now but I should have time later today.