|This is from my presentation at the iLearn Conference, April 2011.|
I am an intervention specialist for students in grades 3-5. Most of my day is spent teaching within the special education classroom, but I also assist students who attend classes with their peers. In the past 17 years of teaching, I have worked with students of ALL abilities. I have a degree in general and special education. Over the past 14 years, I have taken numerous graduate level classes in assistive technology and attended both national and local conferences on special education and technology. I am a recent graduate from the Educational Technology graduate program through Michigan State University.
Over the past eight of years, I have been flooded with new technology. I was thrilled to gain an interactive whiteboard (SMARTBOARD) for my previous classroom and I was ecstatic when I was asked to be a part of an iPad research project through that school district. I am fortunate to have access to a variety of technologies in my current district as well. In addition, I have started to use facebook and twitter to develop my PLN (professional learning network) of education professional from all over the world. I am continually amazed on how well the students are able to manipulate and understand the technology presented to them. I am also a wife (who is converting her hubby into a 'techie') and mother of 2 wonderful children (ages 9 and 7).
For more information about me or to see information about previous presentation, please visit my Teaching with Technology 2.0 website.