Storypal would like to congratulate KOTESOL on having a successful 2017 International Conference. We were able to participate this year. You can find more information about it on their website which is linked below. We were fortunate enough to take participate in the conference. Our Facebook page has pictures of the event. Our next event is November 8th to 10th in Singapore! It is EduTECH Asia 2017.If you are going to be attending, please let us know! We would love to meet you.
Educator of the Week
The educator we are highlighting this time is from California. Her name is Lauren.
Q. You have an interesting job, can you tell the SP community what it is?
Lauren: I am an educational technology coach. My job is to help teachers integrate technology into instruction in authentic and meaningful ways.
Q. Why did you become a teacher?
Lauren: I became a teacher because I always loved helping others with challenging material. In high school, I was a volunteer tutor in the library and I spend hours volunteering to tutor middle school students when I was in college. It seemed like a natural transition to move into teaching
Q. What are some of your interests?
Lauren: I enjoy reading, watching Dodger games, and spending time with my 10-month-old son, Jackson
Q. Can you share some of your goals for this school year?
Lauren: My goals this year are to help teachers embed digital citizenship lessons into their curriculum throughout the school year. I want to empower teachers to help students learn about cyberbullying, copyright, information literacy, and staying safe online.
Q. What are some countries you want to visit?
Lauren: I would like to visit Italy, Poland, and Japan.
Storypal Lingo of the Week – “Match Wish”
What is a match wish? It is a series of several clicks that allow teachers with global outlook connect with each other.