The First of many...
Welcome to what I hope to be the first of many blog posts. I'll start this with a bit about me.
I was a teacher for 7 years teaching grades 3, 4 and 5 over those 7 years. The majority of my experience was in 3rd grade which I loved. I'm still quite passionate about teaching and I love the classroom and I miss it on an almost daily basis.
I moved out of the classroom 3 years ago to become a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) to work with teachers and help them integrate our 1 to 1 netbook program. Yes- we've have 1 to 1 netbooks in grades 3 through 12 for almost 4 years now thanks to the amazing brain child of our superintendent and a partnership with AT&T. We were included in their case study and white paper that you can check out here if you like. I was chosen for this position because I was very successful as one of the netbook pilot teachers and helped pushed the others beyond what they thought possible.
I continued to work with teachers on technology integration and then last year with the transition to Common Core State Standards, my job expanded to include curating CCSS aligned content for teachers to use.
This past summer I was hired as the TK-8th grade Coordinator of Educational Technology and Curriculum Coordinator and I couldn't be happier about my new position with Lake Tahoe Unified School District. I know that I'll be able to support the teachers and students even more now.
So far this year has been a learning experience and I'm continually growing. I have both my family and my new found Twitter Personal Learning Network (PLN) to thank. I can't wait to see what the remainder of the year brings!