I have been teaching for over 11 years. I also enjoy coding. Both teaching and coding 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 Publications. Read more about tools I want to code in Tools.
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:
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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.
As I continue to learn how to code, I designed an interactive hundreds chart tool for my students to help them learn about patterns on the hundreds chart and to strengthen their number sense.
Curious about doing a collaborative project or have a question about the work I do? Feel free to message me!