Lead Teacher Wendy Quam

Personal Relationships & Collaboration

  • Form relationships with students
  • Like family-truly evident after this past week.
  • Relationships with colleagues- not just co-workers but trusted friends.
  • These relationships have allowed me to get into rooms and share my knowledge with others.
  • Collaborate by using each of our strengths as each of us brings something different to the table.
  • Work together with a growth mindset.
  • Willing to try new things

We researched, wrote and implemented four project based learning units throughout the year.

  • Animal magazine
  • Farmers' Market
  • Biography
  • Weather

Going public!

Technology Integration

  • Identify apps with SAMR model in mind (substitution, augmentation, modification, redefinition)
  • Seesaw: blogging, book snaps, WTW sorts, body systems, meal plans, etc.
  • Quiver
  • Everyday Math apps
  • Chicktionary
  • Pop Words
  • Chatterkid
  • Emoji Me
  • Osmo
  • Kahoot!
  • Nearpod
  • Newsela
  • Scholastic Magazines
  • EPIC
  • Padlet
  • Shadow Puppet
  • Pic Kids
  • Spelling City
  • Twitter

Flexible Seating Classroom

  • Exercise balls
  • Benches with cubbies and open floor space
  • White board tables
  • Perfect for differentiated grouping, seating, and instruction

Professional Development & Learning

  • School visits
  • Books: Next Steps in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson and Leader in Me by Stephen Covey & Sean Covey
  • Presented at ITEC
  • Lead Tech Tuesdays
  • Model teacher
  • Presented at every Learn. Create. Innovate.
  • Collaborated with Chad on a few projects
  • Taught tech lessons in other classrooms
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi

Credits:

Created with images by TeroVesalainen - "mindmap brainstorm idea" • FirmBee - "office freelancer computer" • Unsplash - "light bulb lightbulb light"

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