Grade(s): Middle School
Fred Haas is a high school digital media teacher in the Boston suburb of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, teaching classes in face-to-face, hybrid/blended, and completely online formats. His teaching also extends to professional development as a presenter, as well as being a Teacher Consultant and Technology Liaison for the Boston Writing Project, a local site with the National Writing Project.
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher teaches at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia and is author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. She's author of the upcoming book Reinventing Writing and coauthor of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.