"I had a girl (!) record a gameplay run around Florence as she described the buildings she was climbing. It was the result of an independent project of their choice. Good descriptions and all were engaged. Did the info get through…"
"Thanks! I framed the PBL around historical fiction, much of which isn't "school appropriate," due to violence, etc. For example, Saving Private Ryan or Titanic (or even true stories, such as Glory). Assassin's Creed is rated M,…"
Place where middle school teachers can share lessons, questions, tools, books, or really anything. Also a place to start dialogue with high school teachers to alleviate transitional issues between middle school and high school.
North Jersey director of the NJ Council for the Social Studies (NJCSS) & I curate their tweets @NJCSSNetwork. I am a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network and a member of the Teachers Leaders Network Forum. I am a recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge fellowship to an Earthwatch Institute expedition. I teach middle school social studies. I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and I teach professional development workshops at Morris County's ETTC (Educational Technology Training Center). I have delivered teacher training on Podcasting in Education, Skype, Digital Storytelling, iPads, and Social Media. I am the Vice Chairperson in the School-Based Professional Development Committee. I also co-advise our school's Kiwanis Builders Club community service organization.