Meet Richard Wills, Art & STEAM

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Richard Wills

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

  • Art & STEAM

How are you involved in education?

  • I am an elementary Art Teacher, and a District Fine Arts Chair. I see the art classroom as a special place in a school. We cultivate creativity, problem solving, and design thinking. I get to teach art while integrating other subjects, my favorites are science and technology.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom allows for students to work as individuals or in small groups. Focusing on creativity while pushing the boundaries, and digging deep.

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

  • Art, STEAM, or 3D Printing

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Adam Howard, ELL Teacher/Site Technology Coordinator

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Adam Howard

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

  • ELL Teacher/Site Technology Coordinator

How are you involved in education?

  • I teach secondary English Language Development at East Central High School/TPS. I also have a YouTube channel called 2Minute Teacher Tech.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is one that is student-centric and can easily transition between full group/small group/diads/individual spaces with 1:1 technology and plenty of maker materials.

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

  • I have a classroom applications presentation that will introduce a number of classroom-tested apps that have proven their value and are free to teachers. Everyone will leave with new tools they can employ immediately. No tech knowledge is required and these applications will work across all platforms.

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Leslie Parr, Sixth Grade ELA and Social Studies

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Leslie Parr

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

  • Sixth Grade ELA and Social Studies

How are you involved in education?

  • I am part of our Sixth Grade team at Mitchell Elementary. It is my passion to open the world to my students. We all learn together.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • My ideal classroom is a community environment where students are challenged daily to investigate their world and create solutions to real-world problems.

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

  • Google Classroom
    ClassFlow
    The importance of 21st Century skills

Do you have a website or blog?

Are you on Twitter?


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Meet Lyda Wilbur, Principal

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What’s your first and last name?

  • Lyda Wilbur

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

  • Principal

How are you involved in education?

  • I am the instructional leader at Mitchell Elementary School.

What does your ideal school or classroom look like?

  • Blended classrooms throughout the school!

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

  • Best strategies in how to introduce blended classrooms throughout the school. Starting with lower grades!

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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.

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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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