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Looking for Virtual Elementary Teachers to be Science & Social Studies Mentors

Calling all elementary teachers!  Do you love teaching science and social studies? I need you!

I would love to connect my graduate students with virtual mentors on how to teach science and social studies in PK-6 classrooms this fall semester.  It will be a great opportunity for teacher candidates to see the power of global collaboration, as well as an opportunity to learn with you and your students.  I envision Skype sessions, virtual science experiments and social studies projects happening together!  If interested, please let me know how I can best contact you.  I see higher education changing.  Please consider being a part of this exciting virtual mentoring program!

I can also be reached at mcurran@sjc.edu.

Timing is Everything #EdCampBOS

Timing is everything in life. #EdCampBOS was last weekend.  Two days after the last week of classes and just before the week of finals and commencement.  Not the best timing for me professionally.  I had every reason to take a pass, but I’m so glad I didn’t.  Going to #EdCampBOS last weekend was exactly what I needed at the end of a long semester and academic year.

It was my first EdCamp experience and it was so rewarding.  Teacher educators committed to being agents of change, passionate about social media and 21st century learning and dedicated to being lifelong learners were willing, able and ready to share and learn together.  It was a day of reflection, renewal, growth and hope – the perfect way to end a semester.

I was thrilled to be part of the collaborative Skype session with #EdCampDet with Michael Kaechele @mikekaechele.  Stimulating conversation and fabulous ideas on cross-classroom collaboration were shared.  The highlight for me was when “The Epic Romeo and Juliet” Nicholas Provenzano @thenerdyteacher was part of our session.

A special “Woo Hoo” shout out to Greg Kulowiec @gregkulowiec for sharing his QR Codes session.  My mind was spinning with the endless possibilities.  We appreciate the challenge to figure out how to incorporate them into #EdCampCT on August 18th!

I’m so looking forward to being part of the very first #EdCampCT – what a perfect way to start my academic year!  Hope you’ll start your school year with us too!