Meet Krystal Gayler, Biology

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Krystal Gayler

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Biology

How are you involved in education?

  • I previously taught biology in high school and decided to go back to graduate school. Right now I am a graduate student in a Master’s program studying molecular genetics. While at OU I have been involved in the design of labs for Intro Biology for non majors, and I am working on several projects related to active learning with a professor on campus. We are presenting one of those projects at the ABLE conference this summer. I am interested in getting back into the high school classroom and pursuing more education in curriculum development.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • I believe that to learn science you need to do science. So my ideal classroom is one with flexibility to be creative with science experimentation and learning.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I love concept mapping, I think it is a great tool that can be used on technology platforms or on paper. For example, I developed a strategy to have students map all of the concepts in a biology class, in a step wise fashion throughout a year, to result in one large map at the end of the year. This fall, we were able to see the students adopt concept maps as a learning tool and start to see continuity in classes from the first to last day.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Clara Brown, Reading

What’s your first and last name?

  • Clara Brown

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Reading

How are you involved in education?

  • College & Career Readiness, Gear-up Mentor, Engaging students to read for their education & Life Careers

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Students individual plans for successful reading on their grade level

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Blended learning with reading

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Meet Susannah Henson, Special Education teacher

What’s your first and last name?

  • Susannah Henson

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Special Education teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach 5th and 6th grade special education students – mostly math and reading , but I also support Science and Social Studies.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • One-on-one Chrome books for all the students. Blended Learning AND teaching through Arts Integration. Happy, engaged, successful students.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I can’t lead anything at this point. I want to learn about programs that students can take and follow their own individualized, customized program.

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Meet Mollie Feltman, Special Education Teacher

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Mollie Feltman

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Special Education Teacher

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach students with special needs fulltime.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is imaginative, creative and technology is integrated.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • If I were to lead a session at Edcamp, it would be about special education.

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Meet Sabine Bazhaw, ELL/LA

What’s your first and last name?

  • Sabine Bazhaw

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • ELL/LA

How are you involved in education?

  • I am very much involved. I am wearing several hats this school year. I take teaching personal.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal school would look open. No class schedules, teaching would be on a need basis; lesson plans revolve around the students not about “what has to be taught”.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • ELL and their needs.

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Meet Amanda Morton, Career Tech: Graphic Design

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Amanda Morton

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Career Tech: Graphic Design

How are you involved in education?

  • I have the best job because I get to see my students use creativity on a daily basis. It is so much fun for me and for them to see what they are capable of creating (especially when they think they aren’t artistic or creative).

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom would look like a modern graphic design firm. Professional computer workstations with areas to have group meetings and display concepts. All students would be engaged and working on independent projects.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I would lead a session on transitioning to a paperless classroom with Google Classroom.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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edcamp 918 Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Please mark your calendar and register today (for FREE) to attend EdCamp 918 on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. EdCamp 918 2016 is sponsored by Tulsa Public Schools.  Registration is available via EventBrite. Follow us on Twitter @EdCamp918!  Check out our2015 video made for participants by participants!

Our session grid will be available as a Google Spreadsheet! We’ll be updating this as the schedule as we build it!

Wednesday:

8:00-8:45 – breakfast and networking, Door Prizes

8:45-9:15 – Welcome/opening/Schedule Building

9:30-10:25 – Session 1

10:30-11:30- Session 2

11:30-1:00 – Lunch/door prizes  Sponsored by Sodexo

1:00 -1:25 – Guest Speaker, Ken Grover

1:30-2:25 – Session 3

2:30-3:30- Session 4

3:30-4:00 Door Prizes – wrap up

Meet Shawn Beard, Google for Education Certified Trainer / Dir. or Career Tech & Virtual Learning

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Shawn Beard

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Google for Education Certified Trainer / Dir. or Career Tech & Virtual Learning

How are you involved in education?

  • I wear many hats as an educator. I have been involved in education since 1996. Currently I serve as the Director of Career Tech and Virtual Learning at Sand Springs Schools. I also serve as a district Professional Development Trainer. In my spare time/side job, I provide training to districts in Google Apps as a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom would be an open concept with no desks in rows. Students would be able to work in groups, but still have the ability to move about freely. Wifi would be available, as they would be using mobile devices for research and to produce work. Students would have the ability to engage with technology as a learning tool, but would also be expected to teach others using technology.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Everything you want to know about…
    Google Apps for Education
    Learning Styles & Teaching

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Kristi Merchant, Library Media Specialist at Carver Middle School

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Kristi Merchant

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Library Media Specialist at Carver Middle School

How are you involved in education?

  • My goals are to not only provide quality resources (technology included!), but also provide learning opportunities to use them.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Library is truly the hub of learning activity. Students are engaged in inquiry driven projects. Colleagues are motivated to try new strategies. I’m smack in the middle of this amazing education experience challenging others to take it to the next level.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • I enjoy sharing my ninja search strategies using Google.

Do you have a website or blog?

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Meet Michelle Butler, Principal, Tulsa MET Jr. High & High School

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Michelle Butler

What do you teach / what is your ‘title’ at school?

  • Principal, Tulsa MET Jr. High & High School

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the principal of Tulsa MET Jr. High & High School. I work with students who enjoying thinking outside of the box and who are looking for a more personalized approach to learning.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • I see students and teachers involved in interdisciplinary units with lots of student choice and student voice. Students are working on personal projects that cover topics of their choosing while also including lots of depth and rigor. Real-world learning and movement are evident in all assignments.

If you were to lead a session at Edcamp, what would it be about?

  • Interdisciplinary units – lessons that combine multiple academic areas so students learn the connections between the subjects

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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