Welcome, !Friday, July 28, 2017
Director of Digital Learning
3120 Carson Street
Haltom City, TX
My passion is effective learner-centered instruction. Sound, research-proven pedagogy.
Although learner-centered instruction does not require digital learning, it is frequently enabled and enhanced by it, and digital learning expands the opportunities and options for teachers and students.
While meeting high standards, students take a more active role in and have more ownership of their learning. Students should develop content and collaborate with others to build and share knowledge, and they need opportunities to engage in meaningful and appropriate learning experiences to apply what they learn. Learning experiences in which students are held accountable for directing and developing their own products and knowledge foster self-direction and motivation. Students need to be able to understand and apply feedback to their work, plan the steps that are necessary to accomplish their goals, and work independently when appropriate.
So why am I also passionate about and feel that it is our moral responsibility to utilize digital resources and technology tools for teaching and learning?
Access to technology, digital content and resources supports and increases opportunities for a learner-centered model. Students can access more content, courses, and collaborative opportunities. Digital learning and technology can provide opportunities for teachers to apply evidence-based practices that support more effective and personalized instruction.
But first, it's about sound pedagogy.
I received my BS in Elementary Education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX (OSCAR P! - for any of you TSU Alumni out there). I received my Master's of Educational Administration from the University of North Texas (MEAN GREEN!). I taught first and third grades for 12 years in Glen Rose, TX. Birdville ISD has been my home since 2001.