Professional Development

In addition to my classroom teacher position, I provide professional development to other educators at the district, regional, and state level.

In 2016, I became a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

Additionally, I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google Certified Educator: Level 1 and Level 2.

"We Don't Make Excuses, We Make Changes"

Keynote from Googlepalooza III 2016 in Middletown, VA

  • Be A Green Screen Machine - This session was presented at the Virginia GAFE Summit in 2016, Googlepalooza III in 2016, and at VSTE 2015 Conference. It detailed how to use a green screen in a classroom for engaging projects and activities and was the most popular concurrent session on the schedule website. A shortened version was also presented to LFCC Google Educator Consortium in Spring 2015.
  • Totally Engaged Individuals with Technology Enhanced Items - This workshop was presented to teachers in WCPS, 2016 and 2017 Virginia GAFE Summits, Googlepalooza III in 2016, and Google Mini 2015 and focuses on using Google Draw and Classroom to allow the students extra practice for the TEI on the SOL. The templates I created, based on the VDOE, have since jumped into neighboring counties.
  • Alright, Alright, Alright, Let's Build Us a Google Site - I presented this workshop at Googlepalooza 2015, 2016 Virginia GAFE Summit, to my LFCC Google Educator Consortium, and to teachers in WCPS. It allowed them to build a Google Site with my assistance.
  • Flipping Out in the Classroom - During VSTE's Brainstorm 2016, Googlepalooza III in 2016, and the North Carolina GAFE Summit, I presented this session on the methods, reasons, successes and challenges of a flipped classroom.
  • Breakout EDU Digital - A session presented at Googlepalooza III in 2016, GAFE Summit IV, the Virginia GAFE Summit, and the North Carolina GAFE Summit detailed how and why to use Breakout EDU Digital in the classroom.
  • Check Out Some Cool Sheet! - This session from Googlepalooza III, the Virginia GAFE Summit, and the North Carolina GAFE Summit in 2016 detailed advanced usage of Google Sheets, including Conditional Formatting, Autocrat, and other add ons and formulas.
  • Primary Sources in the Primary Grades and Beyond - After attending the George Washington Teacher's Institute at Mt. Vernon, I led this professional development workshop about using primary sources for engaging history instruction.
  • YouTube Killed the Video Star - Presentation given at Shenandoah/Warren Google Mini Summit about using YouTube in the classroom, including creating a channel, custom playlists, and videos.
  • Tech Tip Tuesday: These are weekly after-school professional development sessions offered to staff on a voluntary basis. The purpose is to provide quick instruction on how and why to use different forms of technology in the classroom.