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K-8 Math Common Core Learning Targets
MAC Grant Award Winner
District Technology and Curriculum Site
Extended Response Questions Document for 3-8 OAA
SMART Notebook lessons on SMART Exchange
Compiled below is a small sample of projects and events from my teaching career.
Click the pictures and blue words below to see more information about each item.
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Math Common Core Learning Targets
In collaboration with Carl Jones- Darke County ESC, Karen Smith- Auglaize County ESC, and Virginia McClain- Sidney City Schools we created a guide to the Math K-8 Common Core Standards. Complete with Domain Target, Cluster Target, Standard, Learning Target, a Specific Example and an example of an assessment; this document is sure to a must have for every K-8 Math Teacher.
2009-2010 MAC Grant Award Winner
| ||Extended Response Questions Math OAA|
Using Adobe Acrobat, I pulled all of the extended response questions from past Ohio Achievement Tests dating from 2003 to 2010 and compiled them by grade level.
| Technology Site|
The Technology Site was created while serving as the technology coach at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools. It features student and teacher resources for each content area and topic as well as help guides. This site has had not only helped to put interactive sites and resources at the fingertips of the students and teachers at Waynefield-Goshen but has been frequented by many others. Since the sites creation in October 2010 it has been visited over 55,000 times by someone in every single state as well as 122 different countries. Click here to visit the Technology Site.
| A Day with the Arts|
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools
April 20, 2012
I served as a committee chair to organize A Day with the Arts where students in grades 6-12 learned up to four new art forms. We had 25 local artists and business owners come in to teach our students everything from Hip Hop to Crochet to Cake Decorating. To view the April 21st news article from the Wapakoneta Daily News click here.
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Common Core Curriculum Maps
Using Google Sites, I created a template that is applicable across all grades and subjects. Trainings were held on both how to use this template and how to map their curriculum. Teachers at Waynesfield-Goshen then used this template to create a basic map. Below is the tutorial form map creation that was embedded into the curriculum maps. View the curriculum maps here.
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Skype in the Classroom
As a part of my 7th grade library research class at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools we studied National Parks. Although, I couldn't take my middle school on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park, we did the next best thing- we Skyped with Ranger Beth a Park Ranger from Yellowstone. Students learned about the unique wildlife including bears, elk, moose, wolves and bison. We also learned about the many different educational choices that can bring you to a position in a National Park. This was an amazing experience for my students! Being able to bring your questions straight to the source is second to none!
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In April 2011, I gave a presentation to the Board of Education regarding technology use at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools. This presentation outlined my time at WGLS, programs and software used as well as the amount of use. To view a pdf version of this presentation click here.
While teaching third grade at Parkway Local Schools, I maintained a website for the students in my classroom. This site contained our weekly spelling list and vocabulary words, links to games to help study, star student biographies, photos and more. Students enjoyed being able to share classroom happenings with their families.
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Smart Exchange is a collaboration website maintained by Smart Technologies for teachers to share resources for use on SMART boards. Several of my self created resources are featured on this site. To view the SMART Notebook lessons and SMART Response Quizes click here.
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Flat Stanley Visits 3F
Flat Stanley made its way to 3F at Parkway Elementary in the Winter of 2010. We documented our day with pictures and text to create a book that was sent to the 3rd grade elementary classroom it originated from. View the entire project here.
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2007 Dr. Seuss Celebration
In honor of Dr. Seuss's 104th Birthday, students in my Pre-Kindergarten class held a celebration for their parents. An article appeared in The Photo Star a local newspaper. View the full article here.