Tweeted Learning from EdCampOKC 2016

We had a great day of learning at EdCampOKC 2016! Check out the Storify of tweets shared throughout the day. There were almost 600! Thanks to everyone for participating and making it More »

 
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Tweeted Learning from EdCampOKC 2016

We had a great day of learning at EdCampOKC 2016! Check out the Storify of tweets shared throughout the day. There were almost 600! Thanks to everyone for participating and making it a great day of learning! All participants should receive an email with information about how to submit our 2016 evaluation form and obtain a professional development certificate as an email attachment.
 

Meet Jennifer Williams, English teacher

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Jennifer Williams

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • English teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I eat, sleep (when I do get sleep), and breathe education. I cannot go anywhere or do anything without lesson planning. I am a vocal advocate for equity and equality in education. I also blog regularly about lessons and educational issues.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Tables and chairs of some kind that I can easily/freely move around. Brightly colored walls with different art works or interesting student projects. Books everywhere for students to read and enjoy. Space to move around. Structure for students who want it. Freedom for those who want it. I’m okay with it looking like a classroom sans the “institutional” or prison look.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Writing or analysis or GAFE or blogging

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Ed Hodge, 5th Grade, instructional Trainer

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Ed Hodge

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • 5th Grade, instructional Trainer

How are you involved in education?

  • I have been a 5th grade teacher for 14 years, mostly self-contained. I am a part time instructor at the 8th Floor at Tulsa Tech, OKMATH Leadership Class 1 graduate, Co-Chair for OKMATH & OKSCI ALUMNI, OSTA Board Elementary Director and a NASA EPDC AMBASSADOR FOR STEM EDUCATION. Google For Education Essentials Trainer

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is one where students are engaged in a variety of activities. I encourage students to utilize technology in the classroom and at home. My students are engaged in literacy in every core subject. I mix instruction methods up to keep my students active and involved.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • How to utilize GAFE as a tool not just storage.

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet April Gustafson, Ed Tech Integration Specialist

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What’s your first and last name?

  • April Gustafson

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Ed Tech Integration Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I have been a classroom Science teacher (shoutout to my Middle School Peeps!) and have transitioned into the role as tech integration specialist for John Marshall since June! I love tech, teachers, students, and learning! #bears1to1 #chromebooks4life

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is busy (this makes me laugh) I want to see smiles, laughter, focus, and excitement. I want students to have access to anything they can imagine and be able to ask and share everything on their minds!

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Google Extensions, Google Classroom as online PD

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Debbie Matney, Sixth Graders, English

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Debbie Matney

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Sixth Graders, English

How are you involved in education?

  • This year I teach the English Writing “side” of the English Language Arts block at Central Middle School in Bartlesville.I helped implement during-the-school day clubs (we rolled that out this year) for every student, sixth-eighth grade.

    I’m assistant director for our school play.

    I have a student teacher this semester.

    I follow and participate in “The Twitters” – #oklaed and #txed quite a bit.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal sixth grade classroom would look more like the traditional elementary school classroom. I’d have the same one or two groups of students for half of the day or, better yet, the entire day. I dream of incorporating all sorts of writing (haiku, reflection pieces, tweeting, blogging – you name it) into the instruction of math, science, and social studies.P.E., Art, and Music would happen every day – even if it looked more like recess, some creative photography, and plastic recorders (remember those?!) in the classroom.

    We’d be a connected classroom with a balance of technology and old school, hands on materials.

    While we’re in the land of the ideal, massage therapy chairs (those super cool high dollar ones) for teachers would be FANTASTIC. We could share – no need for one per teacher per classroom – I’d be okay with having a few in the teacher’s lounge.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Gradual Release of Responsibility – for student teachers. What does that look like? How do mentor teachers best facilitate? How do we work within the current system of teacher preparation to best prepare soon to be teachers for the classroom?Finding the balance between teacher led and student driven instruction.

    Teaching 21st century skills on the days you don’t have access to 21st century tools.

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Calypso Gilstrap, School librarian

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Calypso Gilstrap

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • School librarian

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a inquiry seeker, resource builder, product creator, and dream sharer! I do all of this as the school librarian at Norman High, president of the Oklahoma Library Association, and instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma.

What does your ideal library look like?

  • I like tables, and comfy chairs, and sunshine, and technology. I shoot for learning commons more than classroom.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Guided Inquiry Process and using object to teach inquiry.

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Anne Beck, Instructional Technology Specialist @mrsbeck25

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Anne Beck

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Instructional Technology Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I am an Ed Tech Specialist for the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma and self proclaimed Evangelist for creating with iPads!

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is teacher led, but student driven! If I was lucky enough to go back to the classroom, I would want to teach a pure innovation class modeled after the book by Don Wettrick, Pure Genius.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • My Top 10 List of Creative Apps for the iPad!

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Natalie Haworth, Teacher 7th grade science @Natalie_Haworth

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Natalie Haworth

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Teacher 7th grade science

How are you involved in education?

  • I’m a teacher.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Engaging, encouraging, interactive, and supportive.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Incorporating other subjects into science.

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet McKalyn Danner, Director at The Div, a nonprofit focused on tech education @thedivorg @mckalyn

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What’s your first and last name?

  • McKalyn Danner

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Director at The Div, a nonprofit focused on tech education

How are you involved in education?

  • I manage The Div, a nonprofit organization designed to help kids learn, embrace and excel in technology and computer science. We’re currently building a calendar of hands-on educational camps to take place outside of regular school hours.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Ideally it’s an active and engaging environment where students feels safe to collaborate, experiment and learn from their mistakes. All with access to top-notch technology, of course!

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I still have a lot to learn, but I would lead a conversation centered around the importance of computer science and the case for teaching students to code as early as possible, in order to help them develop important problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

Meet Stephanie Hinton, Assistant Principal

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Stephanie Hinton

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Assistant Principal

How are you involved in education?

  • I’m in assistant principal at the Early Childhood Centers of Putnam City Schools. I’m also working on an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma!

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school/classroom looks like students and teachers engaging in the learning process. I love seeing the joy of learning happening in the classroom.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I would lead a session on parent involvement, early childhood practices, classroom community

Are you on Twitter?


If you are attending EdCampOKC, we’d love to feature your information here too! Please submit this contribution form, including a small photo we can use in your post.

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