As an educator...
I use a variety of tools and strategies to engage and encourage my students to become active learners.
- I created a virtual science fair for my students and invited the community to collaborate with us. Read about it in the Kalona Newspaper
- In 2011, I began piloting the teaching method of the flipped classroom. The Cedar Rapids Gazette highlighted my journey in an article about Flipped Learning.
- I have my students create online portfolios to showcase their ecology work.
From those who have worked with me...
From Mid-Prairie's Learning Coach, Beth Swantz:
I am a collaborator. I collaborate with my students, other educators on my teacher team, other educators on the science and technology committees, and of course, parents! Here is a quote from someone who fufills many of those roles - a fellow teacher, team member, and parent of a student - on what is is like to work with me: