Garnet Hillman

Garnet Hillman is a High School World Languages instructor, and has been teaching Spanish for 14 years in Lockport, IL.  She enjoys working with new technology to differentiate instruction and connect with the students on a whole new level. One of her many responsibilities is working with teachers to improve instructional practice and grading policies. A passionate educator, Garnet has extensively researched and executed standards based learning and grading in her classroom to maximize student growth and achievement. As a ‘lead learner’ wanting to set an example for students and teachers alike, Garnet’s quest for knowledge continues outside of the classroom as well.  In addition to live presentations on Standards Based Learning and Grading to fellow educators, she enjoys writing about her educational journey in her blog, co-moderating and participating in various education-focused chats on twitter, such as the #SBLchat (Wednesdays, 9pm est/6pm pst) , and working as a mentor.  Garnet also enjoys collaborating with fellow educators at various conferences and Edcamp events throughout the year. JOIN Garnet Friday, June 27th, for a Standards Based Learning and Grading Summit in Chicago! Here is the link for more information and registration!

Garnet Hillman is a High School World Languages instructor, and has been teaching Spanish for 14 years in Lockport, IL.  She enjoys working with new technology to differentiate instruction and connect with the students on a whole new level. One of her many responsibilities is working with teachers to improve instructional practice and grading policies.

A passionate educator, Garnet has extensively researched and executed standards based learning and grading in her classroom to maximize student growth and achievement.

As a ‘lead learner’ wanting to set an example for students and teachers alike, Garnet’s quest for knowledge continues outside of the classroom as well.  In addition to live presentations on Standards Based Learning and Grading to fellow educators, she enjoys writing about her educational journey in her blog, co-moderating and participating in various education-focused chats on twitter, such as the #SBLchat (Wednesdays, 9pm est/6pm pst) , and working as a mentor.  Garnet also enjoys collaborating with fellow educators at various conferences and Edcamp events throughout the year.

JOIN Garnet Friday, June 27th, for a Standards Based Learning and Grading Summit in Chicago!

Here is the link for more information and registration!

Rik Rowe

Rik is a high school Mathematics teacher at Wilmington High School in Massachusetts.  Rik's story includes a passionate view of the importance of a classroom culture that treats students as individuals with pressures and stresses of the real world. We also discuss how the CCSS have asked teachers to shift instruction in all math classes.  Follow Rik's story by following his blog and his PLN on Twitter @WHSRowe.

Sophia Weissenborn

Sophia is an ELA and Speech teacher from Campbell, CA. Sophia's story focuses on Literacy Design Collaborative, CCSS skills, and being a reflective practitioner. Follow her blog, on Twitter @SRWeissenborn, and her students at the hashtag #CeibaELA9.

Abi Frost

Abi Frost is a 7th grade Literacy Teacher from Boston, MA.  A 9-year veteran in the classroom, Abi discusses with us the instructional shifts that have happened in her classroom around reading and writing. Her reflective mindset is powerful and inspiring.  To access more of Abi's work check out her blogposts and her Twitter feed: @AbiRFrost.

Bethany Hill

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Bethany Hill is from Cabot, Arkansas and an assistant principal at Eastside Elementary. As an educator, Bethany has worked in a variety of roles within the district, and has been apart of a very interesting model for professional learning. Listen as Bethany tells her story of growth.  You can follow Bethany's blog and on twitter @bethhill2829

Sabba Quidwai

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Listen as Sabba and I discuss CCSS History/Social Studies Literacy and how the iPad and iBook enhance historical thinking skills.  Two years ago she launched a 1:1 iPad program called PrepTEC (technology-enhanced curriculum) and is a featured writer for www.iPadEducators.com.  Follow her on Twitter at @askMsQ

 

Charity Stephens

Charity's professional journey started with some hard reflection 7 years ago after a year of students not being very successful.  Charity's development is refined through her use of blogging as a reflection tool.  According to Charity, "Reflection is the umbilical cord to everything else we do.  It feeds our instruction.  It feeds how we teach students.  And it feeds how we grow as individuals."  Please follow Charity on Twitter @differNtiated4u and read her blog.

Brooke Carlyle

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Brooke is a 6th grade teacher from Tacoma, Washington.  Brooke discusses her work and learning with CCSS Math and ELA.  Listen as we discuss Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and conceptual mathematics. Follow Brooke on Twitter @Brookster29 

Adam Taylor

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Adam is a high school science teacher from Nashville, TN.  Listen as we discuss how Adam uses Twitter to connect his students to scientists in the field and to create a culture of question asking.  Follow Adam on Twitter at @2footgiraffe .