How are you involved in education?
I am currently in my fourth year of teaching. This year I am a STEM elective teacher at Graham Middle School in the Alamance-Burlington School System in North Carolina. Previously I taught science. I am a Kenan Fellow for the 14-15 cohort as well as a Siemens STEM Institute Fellow. I lead a weekly Twitter chat about gamification of education on #levelupED.
What's your ideal school or classroom like?
My ideal classroom would be one where students are able to explore their passions. The space should allow for individuality and creativity. Students would drive their learning through their interests. Personalized learning would prevail and students would be learning at their own pace by blending in classroom facilitation, online content, and community experiences.
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOE, what would it be about?
Gamification, Using Twitter, or Genius Hour