I strive to be a life-long learner, leader, and creator. These facets have been impacted by my international teaching experience and a diverse array of roles. Below, you will find links to explore my accomplishments in each area. This curated list reflects knowledge gained in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program at Michigan State University as well as professional experience gained at 3e International School in Beijing, China, and Nanwai King’s College School in Wuxi, China.

A learner demonstrates growth in her own ability to think critically about issues from a variety of perspectives. I am learning to ask questions, question the experts, and draw conclusions based on data.

Learning Leads to Accomplishment.

This piece articulates my realization that learning has occurred when knowledge and experience are combined and applied to a new situation.

What Qualities Define Effective Assessment?

This blog post highlights growth in my understanding of assessment. Through these initial assumptions and the comment feed, I see evidence of a deeper understanding of assessment.

Research: How do teachers cultivate curiosity?

This artifact showcases my development as a researcher while exploring what teachers do in their classrooms to cultivate curiosity.

A leader takes knowledge, resources, and leverages these to achieve goals and bring out the best in others. I strive to help other teachers realize the benefits of using technology in developmentally appropriate ways in early childhood and elementary settings.

Leading Teachers to Develop Computational Thinking Skills in Preschool and Kindergarten

This professional development session enabled teachers to connect the computational thinking portion of KG curriculum to appropriate tools and mindsets for technology integration.

Promoting Developmentally Appropriate Technology in the Early Years

This conference session for international educators explored TPACK, the importance of context, and highlighted developmentally appropriate tools for technology integration in the early years.

Sustaining Innovations through Leadership Changes: A Multimedia Presentation

With a partner, we tackled the wicked problem of how to sustain innovation in periods of administrative turnover. Some of the major factors are contained in this ThingLink presentation.

Innovators combine their knowledge and resources to solve problems and meet needs by creating new items. As an innovator, I am developing classroom units, developing new assessments, and creating learning opportunities for fellow educators.

Designing MakerEd Experiences in Kindergarten

This unit plan takes inspiration from architecture and requires students to use recycled materials to demonstrate knowledge of descriptive and positional words by constructing a cityscape.

Creating Formative Assessments for Computational Thinking Skills in Kindergarten

Formative assessments give students feedback with enough time to adjust their thinking and try again. In this assessment, students use BeeBots to demonstrate their understanding of computational thinking in Kindergarten.

Online Course Module: Design Thinking in KG-G1

In this online course, early childhood educators can dive into design thinking and apply principles to their own classroom. This course is a work in progress and expected to be completed in August 2020.

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