Category Archives: 2017

Meet Cordell Ehrich, Principal

What’s your first and last name?

  • Cordell Ehrich

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

  • Principal

How are you involved in education?

  • I work to support and facilitate learning in a middle school.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • One where Ss are engaged in high levels of learning with digital resources galore!

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

  • Getting Ss involved in social media at your school.

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 Heather Johnston, Science Teacher – Chemistry

What’s your first and last name?

  • Heather Johnston

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

  • Science Teacher – Chemistry

How are you involved in education?

  • I’ve been helping with implementing 3 dimensional science learning with the OAS-Science standards both locally and State wide. I’m President Elect for the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association and hope to continue helping and learning from other teachers!

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Collaboration is key to building both teacher and student relationships. My ideal classroom is one built around inquiry learning with students using knowledge to figure out causes of a phenomenon.

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

  • 3 Dimensional Science Leaening

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 Scott Haselwood, Director of Instructional Technology

 

What’s your first and last name?

  • Scott Haselwood

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

  • Director of Instructional Technology

How are you involved in education?

  • I get to help people incorporate technology as part of the teaching and learning process. How fun is that?!?!?!?!

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • The world is today’s classroom!

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

  • What educational technology is most intriguing to you?

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 Anne Beck, Ed Tech Specialist

What’s your first and last name?

  • Anne Beck

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

  • Ed Tech Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I work with pre-service teachers and Higher Ed faculty and instructors in integrating technology into courses and K12 classrooms.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • I only need Middle School students and some iPads.

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

  • My Favorite Apps….

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 David Burton, Social Studies & Business Education Curriculum Coordintor

What’s your first and last name?

  • David Burton

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

  • Social Studies & Business Education Curriculum Coordinator

How are you involved in education?

  • I serve as a district curriculum coordinator for preK-12 Social Studies and 9-12 Business Education teachers/courses. I work with teachers to support their needs in enhancing the educational experiences for our district’s students.Additionally, I serve as Vice President of OK Council for the Social Studies as well as a member of each the Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City and the Education Committee of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Focused & FlexibleThe ideal classroom should be arranged and set up to give a clear focus on the skills & content learning which are appropriate for the specific course(s) being taught, yet should also allow the flexibility of quick rearrangement (if needed) to meet the needs of specific activities. My image would of this would be individual student desks or thin rectangular tables arranged in a group collaboration pod for @4 students per pod that could also be easily split up for focused individualized activities (i.e. a test) or moved out of the way entirely for whole class activities that engage students actively with one another.

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

  • Integration of literacy and/or technology skills across the curriculum as a way to support content based learning.

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 Allison Hogue, English IV/AP Lit/Drama Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Allison Hogue

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

  • English IV/AP Lit/Drama

How are you involved in education?

  • I am a high school English Teacher. I also am the temporary Drama Director.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Easy and effective access to technology. Student focused learning and teaching.

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

  • I’m open for anything.

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 Jill Slay, Library Media Specialist

 

What’s your first and last name?

  • Jill Slay

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

  • Library Media Specialist

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the librarian at PC West High School. I work with teachers and students to help them be responsible consumers of information.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Lots of sharing of ideas, creative expression, and laughter. Lots of laughter. I like technology and also old school craft supplies. 🙂

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

  • Collaborating with teachers about utilizing resources to improve their teaching.

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 Shawna Meyer, 5th and 6th Grade Advanced Mathematics Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Shawna Meyer

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

  • 5th and 6th Grade Advanced Mathematics Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the 5th and 6th grade advanced mathematics teacher at Washington Elementary in Clinton, OK. I keep my students actively engaged and challenge them daily to develop their critical thinking skills through creative learning.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom has various types of seating arrangements, including standing desks, so that my students may work where they will learn the best. Though engaging activities are incorporated into each lesson, my ideal classroom has high expectations and a reliable consequence guideline that the students are fully aware of. Ideally, my classroom is a place where making mistakes is not only respected, but encouraged. Communication, collaboration, and creative thinking are all active components of my ideal classroom.

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

  • How incorporating and talking up engaging activities is a key factor in classroom management.

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 Bonnie LaFountaine, 4th Grade Reading Teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Bonnie LaFountaine

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

  • 4th Grade Reading Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • 4th Grade Reading Teacher
  • First year in Oklahoma

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

  • Adapting/flexibility – This means communication. Communicating with peers, the willingness to adapt teachings, the willingness to grow… Because, how many teachers have seen the homes with the black the trash bags covering the windows and all of the lights off? Been inside the homes and felt the bugs jump off of your legs?
  • K-8 are ELEMENTARY school teachers. It’s disheartened to hear a teacher say (after being departmentalized) they cannot teach a subject. We are not effective teachers when we do not put our skills to use. Yes, we CAN BE more effective in certain areas. NEVER should we say we can’t teach a subject.
  • Understand that we cannot teach every student the same (discipline, grading). Adapt to a child’s, parent’s, co-worker’s circumstances and be flexible.
  • BUT, consistency.

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.

Incredible Prizes at EdCampOKC on March 4, 2017

Are you ready for the BEST EdCamp experience EVER?! Help us get the word out about our fifth annual EdCampOKC coming to Del City High School on Saturday, March 4, 2017! FREE registration is available via EventBrite. Our 5th EdCampOKC will not only feature four sessions of self-directed learning and conversations about education topics YOU choose, it will also include AMAZING prizes! Our prize list continues to grow, but already includes:

  1. Five (5) iPad Minis
  2. Two (2) 11″ Dell Chromebooks
  3. One (1) Chillbo Baggins Inflatable Lounge Bag Hammock Air Sofa and Pool Float
  4. One (1) Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
  5. Over $350 in gift cards from Amazon, WalMart and Best Buy!

What other EdCamp in the world can offer you prize opportunities like these? That’s right friends, only EdCampOKC! Come for the prizes, stay for the conversations and the learning. EdCampOKC is a FREE Saturday professional development event like no other! Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors who are making all these wonderful prizes available!

Remember that the fun and the learning for EdCampOKC starts on Friday night at our pre-EdCamp tweetup / meetup! No you don’t have to be on Twitter to come, but we promise someone will talk to you about Twitter at some point during the evening! This year we’ll meetup at Buffalo Wild Wings from 7-9 pm (Friday, March 3) at the 5500 Tinker Diagonal, Del City, OK 73115 location.

Want to start your EdCampOKC learning early on Saturday? We’ll have our 2nd annual CoffeeEDU starting at 7 am! Check out our full (and updated) schedule for more details about the day. Lunch this year will be an hour and a half, on your own, with lots of great restaurants near Del City High School. Come back by 12:45 for our first round of prize givaways! Remaining prizes will be given away at 3:30 following our fourth and final session of the day. You must be present to win a prize!

We’ve got another fantastic tshirt design this year, and are again getting the “soft” tshirts you’ll want to wear to school every week! Please order a tshirt by February 26th. You’ll pay online, and pick up your tshirt the day of EdCampOKC.

Finally, please help us spread the word by printing and sharing our marketing flyers at your school! Post these in your lounge, put one up by teacher mailboxes, and give them directly to teachers you know would enjoy and love the EdCamp experience! We rely on word-of-mouth, personal invitations – so help us out and invite several people to join you at EdCampOKC!

Click below to download PDF versions of our TWO marketing flyers for this year. Thanks to Telannia Norfar (@thnorfar) for putting these together for us this year!

Marketing Flyer 1

Marketing Flyer 2