This blog is administered by Dodie Ainslie, Coordinator of Instruction at Vestal Central School District. My goal is for teachers and administrators to collaborate on how they are using technology to increase student thinking and learning.
Currently my focus is on helping teachers with curriculum, assessment, instruction and the continuous integration of strategies to allow all students to access knowledge and grow as learners. Often this includes the principles of Universal Design for Learning and the integration of web apps to enhance learning. During the past 2 years I have also been focusing on SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and its important role in learning. Without a safe learning climate, nothing else matters. Digital Citizenship is also my passion and I am currently working with staff, parents and students on how we can cultivate a community of good citizens both in our physical communities and our virtual ones. My blog has blossomed as I have as a leader. For that reason I have expanded my themes to include posts on being a leader in this turbulent educational environment of testing and accountability. My hope is that great teachers and leaders don’t lose their passion for teaching and helping their students be everything they can be.
In 2011 I worked with fellow educators across the world to organize the Global Education Conference. In 2012 I was elected to be the Communications Coordinator for ISTE SIGadmin and served until 2014. In the Summer of 2014 I became a Google Certified Educator and December 2015 I became a Google Certified Trainer. I am an educator by choice and am passionate about student learning. My classroom teaching experience includes 3rd, 4th and 6th. For 6 years I have worked with teachers and administrators pre-k through 12th.grade.
This blog is purely my own beliefs and ideas of education, as I am writing this as an independent blogger and not as an employee of my school district. Therefore, the ideas presented here are not necessarily the ideas of my employer.
To find me, check-out the following:
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