I have been teaching for over 9 years. On my free time, I seek out and create new technologies to assist teachers in all realms of teaching. This includes creating tools or using technology to aid in differentiation of instruction, management, assessment, and conferring. I am a natural leader who strives to nurture her innovative and creative sides. I am a teacher and coder because both require patience, persistence, and creativity. As a dually certified special education and general education teacher, I strive to create an atmosphere that builds community, respects difference, and challenges students to do their best. Read more about my teaching in Projects and read more about tools I want to code in Tools. You can also read my Education Blog on my teaching website.
When I am not teaching or listening to podcasts, I can be found reading female empowerment books to my 2 daughters.
Whether I am learning about how to create low floor high ceiling math tasks for my students or guiding my students to give effective feedback to their peers on their coding projects, I am always learning and growing. In addition to teaching my students literacy and math, here are some projects I've done in my primary classroom that I'm passionate about:
As a special education teacher, I am looking to build tools that are universally designed for learning (UDL) and that help teachers create an accessible and inclusive classroom community.
I follow universal design for learning (UDL) guidelines outlined by CAST. UDL as a framework helps all students, not just students with disabilities or English Language Learners.
In my first foray into coding, I designed a tool for my classroom specifically for when I teach using the stations model. I developed this visual tool to help all students know where to go and what to bring to each station.
While I am working to develop my own digital portfolios hub to showcase student work, I currently use Seesaw. Seesaw allows me to create interactive lessons and to show and share my students work with each other.
Curious about doing a collaborative project or have a question about the work I do? Feel free to message me!