Awards

Finalist for Global Teacher Award
  • This award was given to a teacher who exemplifies global education, sharing their classroom with the global community.

ISTE Sigol Online Learning Award 2013

  • This award was received for Natural Disasters and Us. It won first place.

CAST Spotlight

  • This website focuses on the use of technology to meet the needs of all students. I was the first teacher spotlighted on the site.

ISTE Sigtel Online Learning Award

Chase Multimedia in the Classroom - 2009

  • This year's focus is on global awareness and social studies. I created a wiki that was used to enable children to learn about their own time zones and climates and compare them to others around the world. Classrooms all around the globe have participated in this wiki.

SMART Exemplary Educator

  • The criteria for this title was submission of a SMART presentation and a committment to share SMART products with others.
  • This award affords me the opportunity to attend all-expenses paid conferences (I have submitted a proposal for 2008 NECCin San Antonio, Texas), get updates on SMART products and the chance to BETA test and evaluate new products, and receive a no-charge copy of SMART Ideas concept-mapping software.

STAR Discovery Educator and Discovery Leadership Council - Blog Coordinator

  • The criteria for this title was submission of a lesson utilizing United Streaming and a committment to share United Streaming and the Discovery Educator network with others.
  • This award affords me the opportunity to BETA test new applications, attend Discovery webinars, and attend Discovery conferences.

ISTE Sigtel Online Learning Award

  • This award was received for an online collaborative project I designed that included 14 classrooms around the globe. I received 2nd place.
  • The award was presented at the 2008 NECC conference in San Antonio, Texas. I also presented the project at a posterboard session at this conference.

Chase Multimedia in the Classroom - 2008 wiki.jpg

  • This year's focus is on global awareness and science. I created a wiki that was used to compare the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. The children researched some science questions and collaborated with children in a New Zealand class, who researched the same questions.

Cablevision's Power to Learn Grant Recipientpodcast.jpg

  • This grant submission was the South Paris Collaborative's first foray into podcasting. The students created webpages displaying information about books that were being read in reading groups. They also created an mp3 file and drew original pictures, all of which was loaded onto the website. This project was completed prior to my taking any classes in podcasting.
  • My co-teacher, Christine Southard, and I received $500. We purchased two digital recorders to record podcasts, one snowball microphone to record group discusssions, one webcam to use for web conferencing with other classes, and some rechargeable batteries with a charger.

SMART's World Teacher Day Video Contest

  • This contest submission was a take on silent movies. The children had great fun playing the roles. I edited the video using Windows Movie Maker. It was the first time I had edited a video.
  • For this contest, we were one of 15 regional finalists. We won an IPod shuffle, in which I can download podcasts for the children.

Grants

Herricks Mini-Grant - 2015-2016 School Year

  • For this grant, I was awarded money to begin a Maker Space in Denton Avenue Elementary School. This space is a STEM space designed to allow children to explore engineering, designing, and creating using various tools and activities. My goal is to run a club or a class that moves all the children through the space throughout the year.

Herricks Mini-Grant - 2007-2008 School Year

  • My colleague, Beth Rosenman and I have been awarded $800 to create a video studio in Denton Avenue. It will be used to record and archive morning messages, with extra messages added in as we near our 50th Anniversary Celebration.
  • We are purchasing a digital video camera, a camera package, and some editing software with the grant money.

Herricks Mini-Grant - 1997-1998 School Year

  • For this grant, I was awarded funding to purchase two computers, two monitors, one color printer, and software for use in the classroom. At the time, each classroom only had two desktop computers. I wanted four.
  • The computer equipment was originally intended to help facilitate my second grade animal research projects.