I have been an educator for 20 years. I started my career at SF State teaching teachers how to integrate technology into the classroom. The rest of my experience has been in the K-8 public realm.
In my prior role as Access, Equity and Innovation Specialist for Pacifica School District. I worked to implement integrated learning experiences, computer science fundamentals, project based learning and make/learn activities in our district. I also assisted with data privacy policies and conduct trainings for district staff and administrators. I completed the Sonoma State's Maker Certificate program through the San Mateo County Office of Education.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to be innovative and creative when given the opportunity. Through learning by doing, failure, perseverance, many processes and skills that are important for the real world can be addressed with students.
Making enables people to discover talents or interests they might not have previously known they had. It can empower students who struggle in a traditional classroom setting or who are obtaining English language acquisition to show what they know in a different way.
By giving our students integrated learning experiences through hands on learning, we create flexible thinkers that will better prepare them for a rapidly changing world.
Someday & Monday Lists
Someday and Monday lists are ways to organize priorities for maker experiences.
Check out some creations I have made with others or by myself during different workshops.