Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade(s): Middle School
School: Neil Armstrong Middle School
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:
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:
*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 am in my sixth year of teaching at Clio High School in Clio, Michigan. I've never been afraid to try something new and jumped at the chance to try flipping my Algebra 1 classes during the 2012-2013 school year. Never before have I had so much one-on-one time with my students and opportunities to differentiate and meet their needs. I continually look for ways to improve what I'm doing in the classroom and incorporate technology in meaningful ways. During the 2013-2014 school year I will be implementing a mastery method for flipping which will be made easier with all that Sophia has to offer. Twitter: @MrsLisaLight Blog: www.thefearlesseducator.blogspot.com Classroom Website: www.mrslight.weebly.com Flipping Website & Conference Information: www.flipping4math.weebly.com When I'm not in the classroom I'm a wife and mother of five! I enjoy spending time with my family listening to them make music, hanging out in the woods, and taking great joy in their sense of humor.