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Lacey Blocker Meet the Teacher

Education/Experience:

  • Currently working on Master’s of Educational Technology - LSUS
  • National Board Certified Teacher - ELA
  • Graduated from Northwestern State University - Degree in Elementary Education
  • 6th Grade ELA Teacher at Maplewood Middle School
  • 17 years experience in 4th, 6th, and 7th grades
  • Have taught in Rapides, Vernon, and Calcasieu Parishes
  • Taught one year in Newton, Texas

Accomplishments:

I was so excited and grateful to receive the I-TEC grant. This professional development experience has transformed my classroom and the way my students learn!
  • 2019 Region V LACUE Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 NSU Outstanding Young Professional in Education Award
  • 2019 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • CPSB Middle School Teacher of the Year - 2019
  • Drew Grant Recipient - 2019
  • Maplewood Middle School Teacher of the Year - 2019
  • Tech Showcase Teacher - 2019
  • Nearpod Certified Educator
  • I-TEC Model Classroom Teacher - 2018
  • Louisiana American Legion Teacher of the Year - 2011
  • Region VI Middle School Teacher of the Year - 2010
  • Vernon Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year - 2010
  • Pickering Elementary School Teacher of the Year - 2010

Professional Development:

  • 2019 ELA Virtual Planning Team
  • ELA Guidebook Content Leader
  • Odysseyware Course Builder for CPSB - 2018
  • New Teacher Mentor (M3) for CPSB
  • Presented ELA Guidebook session for CPSB District Inservice - 2017
  • Presented at 2016-2019 Region V TNT Conference
  • Presented at 2017 LMSA Conference
  • Presented at the Teacher Leader Summit in NOLA - 2014, 2016
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Thinking Maps training
  • KAGAN Cooperative Learning
  • Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop
  • 4-Square Writing Process
  • Vernon Parish Teacher Leader 2012-2016

Tech Tools I Love:

Technology in My Class:

Using Smart Art in PowerPoint to describe characters and sequence events in a poem
Presenting Pear Deck and Microsoft to CPSB teachers
Using Microsoft Surface books to annotate concepts learned in our novel unit Out of the Dust.
Facilitating students in using the Microsoft Surface books.
Using Microsoft Sway to help students better understand concepts from the novel unit The Giver.
Using Microsoft Forms and QR codes to do a Digital Gallery Walk
Digital Gallery Feedback
Padlet - ready for digital collaboration
Class introductions using Flipgrid
Nearpod in action
Using Classkick with our ELA guidebook lesson
Interactive Nearpod lesson
Using Quiz in Nearpod
Vocabulary Matching Pairs using Nearpod
Split screen feature - digital reading and responding
Teaching students about QR codes
Working on guideboook lessons using QR codes
Reading our text using the iPads and working on QR codes
Thinking map and QR codes
Using Quizlet to better understand vocabulary
Completed student work sample
Nearpod lesson I created for our Steve Jobs Guidebook unit
Students love responding to open-ended questions using Nearpod
Sample of a text dependent question using Nearpod
Working with Quizlet
Nearpod in small groups
Students working on assignments through my Blackboard site
Typing essays
Students completing online assignments
Students working on my blackboard assignment
Student PowerPoint sample
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