I check in each day to see how many new members have joined the community around the world. It's quite exciting! Did you know we have members in Peru, Albania, and the Czech Republic? Intel Education programs are expanding worldwide and improving education in many countries.
Please introduce yourself here and tell us a bit about your education duties. Many people will be starting a new term soon...please tell us what would make your job easier- especially as it pertains to using Project-Based Learning in your situation. Or, tell us what new practice you will be trying out in the next term!
Did you notice the "Bunny Person" image? Any time you see that image at the beginning of a discussion, it means that the discussion is incentivized. There will be a great prize drawn at the end of March from the names of all who introduce themselves in this discussion!
To read new member discussions from our community's past, click here to visit the archives.
Welcome! Please don't hesitate to contact me any time you have questions regarding the Engage Community!
Kia ora, my name is Miriama and I am from New Zealand and lecture in a Bachelor of Education programme.Most of the students are indigenous to New Zealand and all are training to be either Primary or Pre-school educators. I am keen to create many opportunities in their literacy class that engages them in all kinds of ways with a range of literacies.
An inquisitive kiwi
Kia ora to you, Miriama! Welcome to the community! I visited your beautiful country many years ago when I was teaching in Melbourne, AU. I hope you find many resources here in the community. What sorts of technology do you have available in most NZ schools, especially for the use of primary students? What sorts of technology do you use with your Uni students?
I have some ideas that may be of use to you as you work your way around the community!
Hello there -
My name is Debbie and I have B.S. in computer science and a AAS in multimedia design. I have 15 years experience in Education and Training in the Space Shuttle Industry. I also work with young adults in youth ministry. I'm glad to be part of the community and look forward to the great reads!
Welcome, Deb! Looks like you have a wealth of knowledge and experience. I look forward to seeing your point of view posted in some of the science and engineering discussions! Be sure to use the small search bar under "Teachers Engage" rather than the large one to the upper right to search just this community for the topics of "science" and "engineering" as well as other topics of your interest.
Bonnie - My interests are more focused on the educating young adults now in the area of college preparation and financial literacy- not so much in the science and engineering any longer. I look forward to reading your posts as well and reading what everyone has to say.
Thanks for responding.
My name is Patricia Moriarty and I am from New Hampshire. I have been teaching for 23 years at the middle school level. I teach math and science but integrate all disciplines whenever I can. In addition to my day job, I work with our DOE as a online facilitator and developer of online courses for teacher professional development.
I love working online because the discussion forum is a great space for well thought out responses to many subjects and issues that educators face. I love sharing and learning with my students and colleagues and this makes education simply the best place for me to be.
Wow All !
Life has really been kind to me by giving me an exposure that many crave for. With opportunities to engage with learners from high school, college and university, I have learnt a lot.
I have taught as an English Access Trainer, Soft Skills Instructor, English Language Faculty member and an Organizational Behaviour Teacher, besides conducting courses on Fundamentals of Computers and Placement Training.
I am based at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on the eastern coast of India. My place of work is KIIT University, which also includes a 20000-strong tribal student powerhouse - KISS.
I love to speak, write and do imagery. I am passionate about technology. I feel fulfilled when I help underperforming individual actualize their potential. I am Kaish Khan.
Be great !!
I just heard about the intel tools for teachers and students yesterday during a professional development day. Really impressive, I just wish that we had been introduced to this site and all of the tools available before we became a 1-1 school. I am now looking for ways to integrate the features available to enhance learning in my classroom.
I teach high school English/Language Arts and I am also the at-risk coordinator. I am from Eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River. I teach in a rural school district that is about medium sized for our area. We have about 550 students at the high school level.
Looking forward to learning more and helping my students grow also.
Hello. My name is Brian Hawkins. I am the Director of Technology for the Forest Grove School District in Forest Grove, Oregon, USA. Having been a teacher in the Intel Teach program, finding this continuation of the program is exciting. There are many applications that I can envision for teachers in my school district.
My name is Kirstin Rose. I am the Technology Administrator for the Cedarburg School District in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Like Brian, I have been a teacher in the Intel Teach program. I am wanting to provide this experience for the teachers in the Cedarburg School District to move us forward towards a 21st Century teaching and learning environment! I am interested in the new course options, but loved the Essentials course. Struggling with should we work through the Essentials course or some of the new Elements...
Nice to meet you all!
I am Dipti Ranjan Behera, a resident of state of Odisha in India. Currently my place of work is Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Working as Lecturer in Information Technology, I enjoy training the students with a passion to develop quality Professionals.
Trainer's Training Programme by Intel has given a new dimension in training students. Highly appreciating the steps taken towards the development of training, I thank all for their efforts & interest.
Further I recommend you to visit our website :: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) - a home for 20,000 tribal children and witness the advancement of this Institute in imparting education to indigenous children in the past 20 years. I also invite your interest to visit the 'Temple City of India' to encourage our students.
Hey, Bonnie et al,
I'm vLearning Specialist (a title that seems to change with the winds) at MNPS (Metro Nashville Public Schools) Virtual School. In that role, I have been working since Fall 2010 to explore, select, modify, create, deliver, and improve online learning options for our +80,000 student public school district. We are a very diverse district, over 70% economically disadvantaged, over 12% English Language Learners, and we are proud to be growing every semester, tweaking and improving systems, policies, content and procedures where there have been none in this arena prior to our formation.
I taught K-4 computers at a highly regarded private school in Nashville for 11 years, prior to that having taught 3rd grade at the same school. I blog, participate in social media, and I'm what they call a "Core Volunteer" at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). My personal/professional portfolio and a wealth of other contact info is available at my "about.me" page.
That's all for now, but I'm looking forward to learning and sharing as much as time and other priorities allow.
Hello All -
I am Liz Nichols, living and working in Austin, Texas, USA
As a jack of all trades on a high school campus I am interested in staying abreast of the rapid changes in technology and how to effectively integrate those changes into our day to day activities. I look foward to exploring this space and learning how you are implementing devices and applications in your classrooms; I will be especially looking for ideas about how to help teachers become more comfortable with technology of all kinds and ways to encourage their quest for new knowledge/skills.
Hello everyone! My name is Vicki Green and I have been in education for 25+ years. I've taught from grades 3-8 in Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and have been in the educational technology world for the past 7 years. I am an Instructional Technology Cadre in the Red Clay School District in Wilmington, Delaware at present. I am a Certified SMART Notebook 11 Trainer and as well as an eMINTS Instructional Specialist. I work with our Delaware Center for Educational Technology as a online facilitator having taught the Intel Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data Course for eLearning Delaware. (What a blast!) One of the basic concepts I am continuing to learn is the more I learn...the more I realize that I do not know. Therefore, I am a lifelong learner! Looking forward to meeting new people in this interesting site.
My name is Harpal Mangat. I am a Computer Engineering and Computer Science high school teacher. My school is located in Ontario, Canada. I have been teaching computers for just under 10 years. I have a degree in Computer Engineering for the University of Toronto.
In the classroom, younger engineering students are introduced to the basic concepts of computer technology, hardware, software, and introduced to web design. My senior courses introduce semiconductors, digital logic, computer architecture. My computer science students are taught the Java programming language and, in the senior grades, they learn about data structures and object oriented design.
I look forward to sharing and collaborating with other teachers around the world! I am always looking for new ways and ideas to bring technology into my classroom and the classrooms of my colleagues at my high school.
My name is Jennifer Auten and I teach 1st/2nd grade in the Bay Area of California. We spend a lot of time with iPads and I also have a few laptops. I am looking forward to my students using the ranking activity this week to talk about what size rocks they think are most to least important and why. This is a great tool for critical thinking.
Hello fellow educators. Tj Hussain from Islamabad, Pakistan, here. I have taught English language in Pakistan and Mauritius most of my teaching life. However, recently, I joined Roots Millennium Schools network in our capital city as Headmaster Counseling & Outreach. I'm also teaching Global Perspectives to 15-year olds. My students are brilliant at English and very comfortable with technology. We're collaborating with international schools already and welcome more Global Perspectives partnerships; of course all educators are welcome to contact me and explore how we can work together for the benefit of our learners.
Not sure what else I should add here but please feel free to contact me with any suggestions and questions you might have. Cheers!
Hi Mr. Hussain,
Welcome to the community, hope you will get response from global community for collaboration, it would be great to witness such coordination. It would be helpful if you can explain some of the topics or projects that you are doing with your students, it will help international community to join for similar projects and content. Please do explore other resources as well, and join webinars! Happy browsing. Regards
Thank you for your message, Khadija.
I'm presently teaching Global Perspectives to IGCSE 2 students. We're dealing with global issues and analyzing them from the perspective of different people around the world. Among our topics are education, health, social networks, industrialization, employment and a whole bunch of other interesting topics.
We're already collaborating with schools in Indonesia, Malaysia and the US.
I welcome anyone who would like to share learning with my students in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
Hi everyone, my name is Virginette and I'm the social media coordinator at Blue Jeans Network, an interoperable cloud-based video conferencing solution. I'm excited to learn more about the innovative and fun things going on at the intersection of tech and education. What are the different ways you're implementing video into your teaching strategy? How can video extend the traditional walls of the classroom? I'm here to help!
Hi. I am Sabrina Mims-Cox a professor of Education from California State University, Los Angeles. I am the Curriculum Director for the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program (LAUTR) and we are always seeking innovations that will enhance instruction through technology. I am glad to be joining the community and look forward to the Summit.
Hello All! My name is Edwin Estrera from the Philippines. I already have a bachelor's degree but decided to take units on Professional Education for me to be a licensed teacher, that is if I pass the Teachers Licensure Exam if God permits. My professor in Educational Technology introduced Teacher Engage to us and we will be using this for our online meetings and discussions. I am looking forward to learn lots of things in here.
Hi my name is Casper Pieters. I have a science background, meddled in media and now run with some colleagues an online K-10 school for remote students that have little or no access to a quality education. This is a reasonable new venture (in 2nd year) and we are still gathering lots of materials, especially for science, history and art. For Maths and English we are well covered with existing online learning platforms, which we further embellish. Our communication tools are Edmodo and Skype and we use these to collaborate, along with WikiSpaces and GoogleDocs. I am hoping to create a Personal Learning Network with others that are interested in remote learning/teaching. One of the great advantages of this venture is, that we are able to embrace the latest tools that the internet makes possible. At the same time we are acutely aware that our students also need face-to-face tuition and we make this possible by flying in teachers. Hence the name of our school, The Flying Teachers, an apt name for an Australian based online school! Looking forward to join like minds, as we need all the assistance we can get.
Good to hear about your efforts for those who deserve nothing but our best. I'm presently teaching Global Perspectives to 14-year olds. Recently, we started a partnership with international schools to complete projects together. We will be having a live, online debate with them next Monday, if all goes according to plan. My students also added personal views and comments to their research articles on Policing Social Networks. A few weeks ago, they created their first PowerPoint presentations.
I have been an English teacher most of my life. How can I help you with a few hours that I can spare every week?
My Name is Phillip Davis. I am first year fourth grade teacher. I'm 35 and (finally) made my way to the career I have been shooting for since I was an adolescent. I "discovered" this community as a result of registering for this year's ISEF. My school is just beginning the push towards project based learning and I am hoping to be one of the leaders in that movement.
Nice to hear from you. It's great to you see your enthusiasm. I would like to put my hand up and be one of the first to assure you of my support and assistance in any way I can. Presently, I am teaching Global Perspectives to IGCSE students. However, hopefully by next week, I'll be teaching English language and a few other subjects to A Levels students.
You can find a world of ready-to-use resources online for free.
So, how do you suggest we help each other?
Nice to meet everyone. My name is Richard Hartshorne and I am the Program Coordinator for the Instructional Design & Technology Program at the University of Central Florida. The most relevant aspect of my role is that I also oversee the undergraduate educational technology courses. UCF has a small contingent of individuals that were invited to attend by AACTE. I am curious to get a detailed overview of the Intel Elements courses and how they fit with online inservice professional development, as well as undergraduate teacher preparation.
There really isn't one thing that makes me get up every morning to do what I do...I really love pretty much every aspect of my job--research, working with current and future teachers, my fabulous colleagues, collaborating across fields, yada, yada, yada. Rather than one thing that "defines" me that wouldn't normally come up during a quick meet and greet with new colleagues, I'll share some interests. I love being active. Two of my favorite activities are golf and basketball. However, as I get older, the basketball games are fewer and farther between--the back and knees aren't what they used to be. Oh....and recently, I really wanted a manure spreader, but my wife bought me a convertible instead....odd .
Kelvin Thompson here participating in the three day Orlando, FL session along with my colleagues from the University of Central Florida (UCF). We're busy thinking about the best ways to possibly incorporate the Elements courses into UCF curricula, so feel free to look us up and give suggestions.
Looking forward to networking.
Hi! My name is Debra and glad to be a member of the INTEL Summit group who is meeting in Orlando. I'm pleased to be a part of the newly formed Florida planning team. We are thrilled to be planning our next steps with fantastic input from the Summit participants. Thank you for all of your help.
Hi Everyone- since I think I am most likely the last to introduce myself - HELLO! I am Glenda Gunter - from the University of Central Florida. I teach Instructional Design and Technology, have a joint appointment in Digital Media and created the Ed. Tech and eLearning master degree programs This is has been very informative and I have enjoyed learning once again about Intel projects. By again - I was in was in that F2F group of Intel training that you heard Steve mention several times and became a Master Trainer for them with a PT3 grant from 2000-2004. Was amazing!
Many hobbies - but passionate about education (we all are!), my grand children (2 little girls), and fishing in the Keys and Alaska. Well actually anywhere with an ocean! Great to network!!! gg
Nope you weren't the last to introduce yourself.
I'm Rob Brookhart. I am an instructional designer for Iowa AEA PD Online and just started in the position this past fall. I have worked a great deal in face to face professional development and am excited as I am moving into the online world more.
My special interests all involve Disney. My office is covered in Disney, I get to a Disney park about 4 times a year. I am one of those crazy people who is at the new release of a Disney movie at midnight. (I've also done several Disney cruises). I actually have gone through training as a travel agent and have taught classes for community education programs on how to plan your disney vacation.
I have to say being this close to a Disney park and not in it was tough this week. I think I stayed fairly focused in spite of the proximity to the happiest place on earth.
This summit was phenominal. Thank you! About myself:
Associate Dean, CSU Fullerton
Former Chair, Department of Elementary an Bilingual Education, EdTech Professor, elementary school teacher.
Have several pet cats, one of which is diabetic. Other than tech, my interest/ hobby is magic. :-)
Hello! I'm Natosha West and I have been teaching for 8 years. I currently work as a Math Specialist for grades 3-6. We are a small rural district trying to pull in as much technology as we can. The computerized testing looming in the horizon has given our administration the motivation to get the ball rolling. As more technology resources become available I am focusing on methods to integrate technology into our curriculum instead of making technology the curriculum. I am excited to become a part of this community and reap the benefits of its combined knowledge.
Hello! I am Denise Spence and I have been an educator for over 18 years. I am the lead teachnology teacher for Dunbar high School, where I manage 3 award winning IT certification programs: the Microsoft IT Academy for Technology Excellence (the first Microsoft-certified high school in the world), the Adobe Academy for Digital Excellence (an Adobe featured school program) and the Academy for Game Design and Programming Excellence. I am also an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. I personally have earned the following IT certification credentials: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, iCritical Thinking, Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver and Microsoft Office Specialist in Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook.
My name is Randall De Pry and I'm a member of the Portland State University (PSU) team. I serve as Department Chair and Professor for the Department of Special Education within the Graduate School of Education. My interests include individual and systems-change strategies for supporting students with challenging behavior; as well as hiking, gardening, and enjoying locally sourced foods and the immense natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with family and friends.
My name is Femi Folami-Browne. I am a former teacher, adjunct professor, governmental administrator and executive of a non-profit organization who now consults with other Board members and staff of non-governmental agencies, Charter schools and home-schoolers on the use of technology in the community/classroom. I am re-wired (not retired) and I choose community projects that might benefit from my abilities and knowledge base and share the information in training workshops in some instances serving as an acting project manager through start-up. I am always the Chief Sharer/Encourager.
I joined this group to listen, learn and share information garened here with my community and will encourage others to become members of this group as part of their professional development strategy. My current projects include: The Children's Coalition, Inc.'s expansion from West Palm Beach into Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties as well as working with the Urban Academy (a community based learning center) and Urban Resource Strategists, Inc. a non-profit organization that consults with other urban core non-governmental agencies. My areas of expertise include strategic planning, research, training, curriculum development, grant-writing, partnership development and interactive media. I lived and worked in Africa and the Caribbean for over a decade and I am especially skilled at working with diverse ethnic groups in using arts, culture and media in the curriculum to connect kids with the global community.
Hello! My name is Catherine Baker and in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. I am currently an assistant principal at a middle school, and an "ex" Tech Facilitator and Classroom Teacher. (but are you ever an "ex" ??)
Our school system has dreams for 1:1 chromebooks, that will cover grades 8-12, so I'm very excited about my past experiences and my future experiences! Any and all input (advice, what NOT to do, etc) will be gratefully accepted. We are a small rural system, and this is a major undertaking for us, obviously!
I'm eager to join the community, and to share resources!
Nice to meet everyone! I am Jacob K A, a trained post graduate educator and trainer from southern part of India. Currently I work as the coordinator of Intel Learn program in the state of Kerala. The journey with Intel Programs began in 2004 when Intel Learn program was piloted in India through ’Akshaya” - an innovative project of the government of Kerala in Malappuram district. Since then it was an amazing journey witnessing how technology can effectively empower lives of individuals and communities. It was also a personal empowerment experience through association with other Intel Programs like Intel Teach to the Future, Getting Started, Skills for Success and Intel Easy Steps in addition to the three vibrant modules of Intel Learn Program. This association as a senior trainer of the programs took me to different countries like Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya and Nigeria. I really cherish all these experiences.
Hoping to listen to all and share my experiences with the Intel Learn program through this net work. I am sure this will create a personal learning net work that will help to enlighten and empower many.
Jacob K A
Welcome to everyone! I love seeing your introductions from all over the world. The new "look" is here now, and you might find it a bit difficult to find the areas you were just getting accustomed to. Please let us know if you get lost!
Remember that there will be a drawing at the end of march. All new members who introduce themselves in this discussion will be entered into the drawing!
Hello. I'm Sicelo Malinga from South Africa. I got to join this community through a course offered by the University of the Witwatersrand called 'Certificate in ICT in Education for Policy Implementers'. I'm employed at a college called Ekurhuleni East College for Further Education and Training as a lecturer but my actual job title is IT Manager. I have both an educational and an ICT background. In my daily work I manage the ICT infrastructure of the college. It is my desire to see the college's teaching elevated to an integrated e-learning platform. I hope my association with this community will be helpful in making this a reality.
Hi, my name is Barbeli and I am still waiting to get a job as a teacher. I am currently getting my teaching license renewed for the state of Utah. I am most interested interested in teaching K-3. I love teaching and interacting with children. I found this great resource when I took an online professional development class in digital collaboration. I will be using this site once I become a teacher if I remember it!!! I hope I do.
Thanks to everyone who participated, both new members who introduced themselves and veterans who stopped by to say "hello". As March is over, I pulled out the trusty ol' list randomizer today and picked a drawing winner for this thread. Please congratulate Colleen Flathers! Colleen, I'll be in touch soon with information about your prize...a $150 Amazon E Gift Card!
I'll leave this thread open for a couple of days for people to come by and celebrate, then we'll close it off and archive for posterity.
Wow, what a surprise. I have been out of town with no internet access (yikes), so didn't get this message until this morning. What a fun way to start the week. Thanks so much for choosing me.
I am really looking forward to exploring more on this site and learning from everyone. I teach in a 1-1 school that is making the switch to the common core standards, so I am sure that there will be lots of helpful information as I redo all of my teaching lessons.
Hello there. Good day to everyone.
I'm Edward B. Cabalida, a faculty of Notre Dame University-Junior High School Department. When my mentor, Ginna Astillero introduce to us during my 2nd year in college, I always look forward to join in this group. I am happy and challenged to be a learning more from this university. I got more to learn. this will equip me to become more effective in teaching 21st century skills and cope with the demands of the changing educational landscape in the Philippines.
Hi Bonnie and Hi everyone
I am Rocio from Lima - Perú , science teacher at the secondary school , we use the TICs in our daily work , as coordinator of my area i m interested about all the new technologies for application in education for best results and get a meaningful learning in our students. I hope to share experiences, learn from all of you and help in any way possible.
Welcome to the Engage Community. I am one of several science teachers. There are STEM Snacks - a discussion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The most current topic is STEM Snacks – Putting technology to work. Please join in our discussions and share your learning and questions.
Welcome from a fellow science Teacher's Engage member. I teach full time in a Middle School. After school hours, I am the science specialist in my district. Please join in our science discussions.
There are several STEM Snack discussions that may interest you. An easy way to find these is to enter "stem snacks" in the search box directly below the "Teachers Engage" logo (NOT the search box in the blue that says "What can we help you find today?"
Hello Bonnie! Hello everyone!
My name is Laurent NGUIMBI and I'm from Gabon. I have been in the education field for nearly 30 years! I taught English to high school students then got training programs and became a supervisor. I'm currently supporting teachers as an Inspector andstill teaching at college. I'm really happy to join the community after participating recently in Intel teaching programs.
I'm looking forward to sharing and learning the community members.
I am in the NY Intel ITA workshop and we are exploring this great community . I am eager to become more involved moving forward! My name is Al Pisano and I am a Technology Integration Specialist. I own a few companies - IntegratEdtech (Educational Technology Professional Development/Consulting) iGame4 Fitness (motivating kids to get fit with active video games), and iGame4 Health and Nutrition(Teaching kids about health and nutrition through the use of tablet devices). I also am working at Stony Brook University where I am the administrator for the Off Campus Educational Technology Program. I have also written a Masters in Educational Technology (pending NYS approval) and am an Intel Master Trainer as well as a Google Certified Trainer.
Hi every one
I'm Rehab Elkhadrgy from Egypt , I have 15 years experience in Education , I work as a chemistry teacher in experimental language school ,
I'm excited to learn more about the innovative and fun things going on at the intersection of tech and education
I'm looking forward learning new strategies in teaching science in general and chemistry especially .
I'm really happy to join the community after participating recently in Intel teaching programs.
I'll give my best in any way to learn and share my insights
I am Niven M. Gamayo of San Manuel Tarlac. I am a Public school teachers handling our E classroom and at the same time a computer teacher and the district property custodian as well. With the kind of work i have, i am willing to undergo basic computer literacy to meet the demands of my pupils in terms of global competitiveness. And i hope joining this intel teach will enhance my knowledge about all the topics we are going to tackle soon. I am very grateful that i am one of the many participants in Tarlac that is given the chance to join this new learning..Thank you and godspeed to all.
I am a teacher at primary school from Lithuania. I love the project activity, so I got interested in Intel's employment practices. I think that the first steps of Intel consultants work I will be successful. I hope that in this community will find also minded and contributors.
Hello dear friends:
My name is Mirian De León, I am from Panama. I work as an English teacher in an elementary school. But also I work in Entre Pares program like training teachers about the use of technology in the classroom. I think that being teacher changed my life because there is a new good experience every day.
I am a Kindergarten Teacher in Austin, Texas. I enjoy collaborating with others and sharing ways to engage students. I try my best using technology and stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something new. I gave my first webinar this past week and am looking forward to presenting again, hopefully improving each time. I always use technology with my students and encourage my parents to keep them exposed to it at home as well.
Hello, I'm v-Lead Teacher and a few other things at MNPS Virtual School in Nashville, Tennessee. I also do a good deal of volunteer work at ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. I blog at scottmerrickdotnet and maintain the Virtual School website while overseeing and supporting a robust cadre of v-Teachers for our grades 9-12 public virtual school. We're adding in Middle School next academic year and I will be spearheading that process along with our Executive Principal and a new group of teachers. I'm also excited about the possibilities here at Intel Engage and will be participating as I can. It is a goal of mine that our school help model PBL and help move online learning content away from its predominantly "electric textbook" current state. It can, and must, be improved and brought into the 21st century and made ready for the 22nd.