About Me

Hi! My name is Emily, and I have been an elementary school teacher since 1999. I am currently a technology teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado, and I've also taught 2nd grade, kindergarten, Reading Recovery, and ELL. I am a common sense media certified educator and mentor, I am symbaloo certified, I have passed the level 1 google certification, and a Seesaw AmbassadorI have a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in elementary education and an ELL endorsement. I have been trained in Reading Recovery, and I have a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. I began my doctorate focusing on literacy in the primary grades, but I only finished a year of my Ed.D before my sweet little boy was born in 2012.
Beautiful to have a family pic
I have been married to an amazing man since 2005, and my beautiful family became complete when we had our miracle baby! He was diagnosed with autism when he was 3, and everyday he amazes me, touches my heart, makes me smile, and teaches me new things. Every autistic child that I have ever met has some sort of super power. My son's super power is his ability to look at someone and see right to into their heart. He is so full love and he has a way of bringing such joy to those around him. He is absolutely our most precious gift!
Literacy and differentiation have always been my passions in education, and a few years ago I added technology to the list. I love the way technology differentiates for EVERY learner and allows for learning in a way that was never dreamed possible before. A year or two after my son was born, I left the classroom and started teaching technology to students and teachers. These days, my blog is full of practical ways to integrate technology into the classroom, with a lot of integration from my first loves–literacy and differentiation!

I believe in the Constructivist Learning Theory, inquiry, the power of project based-learning, and that students should create. Technology is a great tool to help facilitate that deeper learning when we use it to "teach above the line."

I love to learn, and I love to share my learning with other passionate educators! I’m really looking forward to connecting with you!

I changed blog addresses, so be sure to check out my older posts at  www.emilystuff.wordpress.com 

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