After 10 years out of the classroom, but not education, I will be back in the classroom teaching 3-5 reading and math. I do have 16 years of classroom experiences, but lots has changed since I was active in the classroom. Hope to have this network to help me "get back in the swing of things." I am up on technology, but the seamless integration is rusty. Hope to get lots of advice!
Hi everyone, I'm a first grade teacher in Grayling, MI. It is a small town where the whole county comes to the school building. My building is K-2. I am the techno-guru at our school, and everyone looks to me to lead them in the right direction. I love teaching, I love reading, and I love computing!
msbarth.wetpaint.com - in development but getting there
I'm 1/2 done with my Masters in Reading, considering switching to Ed Tech. Hmmm....how to choose between two loves???
Hi Everyone! My name is Cathy and I teach second grade in a suburban district located on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Next year I will move to a first grade position with the possibility of looping with my students. I am fond of the process and have looped several times in the past.
I have earned my masters degreein education from Saint Joseph's University with certification in Reading, Special Education, and Elementary Education. I have a true passion for reading instruction and love to follow the work out of Columbia University.
Currently, I am stepping out of my comfort zone to take a series of courses in E-Learning. I am learning so much about technology, but still have so far to go. There is much to learn these days.
Hello! I am currently leaving blended JK/SK to teach Grade 3 in Sept. So far I have spent my holiday taking courses and READING to get ready! I have 3 children, and many interests outside of school as well...gardening, cooking, etc
I love to collaborate with others and have a classroom blog that helps that happen sometimes! It is of Kindergarten now, but in Sept. it will be a grade 3 blog of course.. http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=67293
My name is Katie and I teach 4th grade in Schiller Park, Illinois. I really enjoy teaching reading more than anything throughout the day! I'm always looking for new and exciting ideas to add to my classroom. I am happy to share my ideas as well! :)
My name is Linda and this will be my 10th year teaching. I've taught Jr. High, 1st, 4th, 5th, and this year am moving to 2nd for the first time!! I will also be implementing the Daily 5 for the first time this year! I have 3 children- ages 12, 6, and 2 and am currently going for my masters in Reading. After that I will be going to get a second masters in Library Media Specialist (not sure quite what the degree is called yet!) I used to take pride in my technology background- but apparently have been under a rock for the last 5 years because I really didn't even know that blogs, wikis, etc were called Web 2.0! I just learned about del.icio.us a few days ago (pathetic I know). My username is thirteen11linna, however, we just got a new PC at home so I don't have many bookmarks yet. As soon as I go back (yikes!) I'll import from my school PC.
Can't wait to jump into this great network!!
Hello from Connecticut
My name is Rebecca Pilver and I work for an Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) in northeastern Connecticut. I was a classroom grade 2 and grade 4 teacher before working here as a staff development specialist. I provide all kinds of professional development...from literacy coaching to curriculum development work to one day workshops. Literacy and technology are my favorite areas.
I've been working with a colleague of mine to develop online literacy collaborative projects. Our Spice it Up a Notch with Nutmeg! wiki project is in its third year and it involves kids in talking, writing, and responding to literature using Web2.0 technology.
I am looking forward to sharing ideas with this group!
Hi! My name is Laura and I am excited to be a part of this group! I am starting my fourth year of teaching and I am teaching first grade this year.... more about me and my interests outside the classroom on my blog...
I am excited to learn new things from all of you and maybe even be able to share a few things I've learned along the way!