In August 2012, I completed my PhD in Work and Human Resource Education with a specialization in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. I've taught study skills and library research workshops for undergraduates and graduate students there since moving to Minnesota from Florida in 2006. In my spare time, I work with teens as a life coach, helping them to prepare for college. I also work with teens in danger of dropping out of high school. Over the summer, I've spent some time helping Sophia grow by creating packets on study skills, scholarly research, citations and creative writing. I also review packets here at Sophia for academic soundness. Feel free to say hello on facebook or send me an e-mail! I'm always happy to help. -Kristina
My name is Rebecca Oberg and I'm an English teacher (9th grade and Journalism) in Minneapolis specializing in the use of 21st century learning in the modern English/Language Arts classroom. Before teaching I attended the University of Minnesota, where I graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in English Literature and Composition with minors in Geography and European Studies. I continued at the U of M, where I received my Masters of Education and licensure to teach English Communication Arts and Literature for grades 5-12. I have worked in urban and suburban schools, as well as with various other programs including Upward Bound. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy playing with my cocker spaniel dog Maggie as well as traveling, reading, learning Greek, and being an aunt to my two adorable nephews!
I have been teaching for 11 years now at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Forest Grove, OR. I received my undergraduate from Oregon State University, and my MAT from Pacific University. I teach English language arts, two sections of each regular and honors. I am in my third year of flipping my language arts classes and second year of going 1:1 with ipads. Our school has also been progressive in switching all of our proficiencies (we run a proficiency/mastery model) from our state standards to CCSS, Our middle school has also instituted STEM across the curriculum! Flipping has been my answer to save the bulk of my English curriculum while still fitting in the STEM approach. I am also one of two tech coaches in our building and I am very excited to see the transformation of the staff here at our school as well as our students as we utilize technology and pedagogy to engage and instruct our students. I recently wrote a chapter in the much anticipated followup to Bergman and Sams book on flipping called Flipping 2.0. Obviously, I utilize a lot of digital media for my students, feel free to check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cp5Xjn7ic-3BjtrBS0QVg/videos?view=0&flow=grid Connect via edmodo, Schoology, and twitter (@MrsCarterHLA), as well as here on Sophia. I have both a blog of reflection on my classroom instruction and a couple of websites to organize all videos and handouts for my students: *HLA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrs-carter-s-hla/ *ELA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrscarterela/ *Tech Support: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/nams-teacher-tech-support/ *Flipping 2.0 tinyurl.com/flipping20 I have one five year old daughter named Molly, a loving husband, and Wheaton terrier named Winston. My husband owns his own printing and art gallery in the Pearl in downtown Portland, so to say we aren't a super busy family is somewhat of an understatement! Wouldn't change it for the world though, life is good!
I helped build Sophia and the team of talented people working together to create new ways to approach education. Sophia is a place where everyone can participate in teaching and learning, and where the traditional boundaries of schools and classrooms will fade into history. I joined Sophia in 2009 to help answer a question: “If we could create an online learning experience today, in the world of Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia … what would it be like?” What a great way to start a company! I am proud of what the Sophia team has created. Join Sophia. Help someone learn. It makes for a better world.