Chat about: Civics and Political Processes

Join @CorburnCori as she hosts #txeduchat

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 8pm Central




Cori Coburn-Shiflett (M.Ed., Educational Technology Leadership, Lamar University) is a Digital Learning Coach at Georgetown Independent School District. She has special interests in makerspaces, gaming, augmented reality, EdCamps, & exploring creativity. Cori’s educational career began as a Title 1 middle school math/science teacher in Beaumont, Texas where she helped pilot a multi-million dollar 1:1 iPad program. She is enthusiastic about participating in professional learning opportunities, and has presented at many educational conferences across the US. She will begin her doctoral studies in the coming year.

Supporting English Learners

Chanmi Chun

Chanmi Chun - @MrsChun

Chanmi Chun – @MrsChun

Chanmi has been living out her childhood dream to be an educator for the past 19 years. She began her journey as an educator at a northside elementary school in the Chicago Public School District in 1998. During her 17 years in CPS, she has worked with English Language Learners (newcomer, refugee, and bilingual), Special Education, at-risk, and high-achieving/gifted and talented students. She has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and teacher librarian. In 2014, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a 6th Grade ELA/SS and 7th/8th grade Minecraft elective in the Union School District. She is currently an Instructional ToSA, mentoring Year 1 teachers through the Silicon Valley/Santa Cruz New Teacher Project Induction Program, and providing instructional support to veteran/experienced teachers in USD. Chanmi is also certified as a Leading Edge Digital Educator.

Chanmi has challenged herself to move her teaching practice forward over the course of her career to prepare her students for a future of possibilities that have yet to be imagined. She has always believed in empowering students to gain ownership of their learning by building their voice and sense of agency. She hopes to promote a mindset of lifelong learning by encouraging her students and colleagues to be creators and critical thinkers, who can act as change agents in their local and global communities.

Another integral part of Chanmi’s life is that she is a mother to two amazing daughters and a wife to a devoted Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns fan. Her other passions in life are music/singing and issues of social justice. She is also a Cubs fan (this has to be the year, right?) and a foodie that will try almost anything if it’s prepared and seasoned well. Chanmi also believes in the power of community of learners, which is why she started developing and expanding her PLN through Twitter. Feel free to connect with her @mrschun, and she would be happy to discuss and share ideas and resources.

Jennifer Bade

Jennifer Bade

Jennifer Bade

Jennifer is 4th grade math teacher at an elementary school in Chicago, Illinois.

A career change from the corporate world 17 years ago sparked a chain of events that landed her in a profession she fell in love with. Every morning she asks herself 3 questions: What am I teaching? What am I learning? What am I creating? Gaining and sharing knowledge are her passion.

Jennifer has taught all content areas from Kindergarten through Fifth grade in both self-contained and departmentalized settings. Her areas of expertise include professional development design and implementation, new teacher and student teacher mentoring, and EL and Math curricula consultation. She currently serves as a district P-5 Math Facilitator and Chicago Public Schools Professional Learning Leader in partnership with Erikson Institute. Her specialized knowledge, interest, and experience in arts integration, multicultural content integration, and instructional approaches for language and literacy development for ELs have kept teaching and learning fresh and exciting for her. The students’ imaginations and talents serve as the greatest motivation of all.

Jennifer lives with her husband and 15 year old son on the northside of Chicago. They are lifelong Cubs fans and lovers of urban living. She would rather be outside than in and enjoys anything that involves interacting with art and nature.

Michelle Krumholz

Michelle KrumHolz

Michelle KrumHolz

After working in the corporate sector for several years, Michelle decided her true calling was teaching. That was a good decision because 19 years later, she’s still teaching at a Chicago elementary school in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country. During her tenure, she has worked with English Language Learners (newcomer, refugee, and bilingual) who represent countries all over the world. Throughout her career, she has been a self-contained classroom teacher and departmentalized, teaching all four core subjects, and coding. She also served as NGSS teacher leader working in conjunction with DePaul University. Her current position is English Language Learner Resource teacher K-3. Beyond the classroom, she has served in-school leadership roles to move the school forward in the areas of technology, literacy, and reading/math interventions for at-risk students.

Michelle has challenged herself to continuously improve her teaching practices. She describes herself as having 19 1st years of teaching, as she’s always learning and trying new strategies. She has always worked to empower students by creating opportunities to share their voice and own their learning. She actively strives to promote a growth mindset so students feel safe to take risks and have the skills to learn from their mistakes.

Michelle lives with her husband of 24 years, her son, a freshman in high school, and her daughter when she’s home from college. During her free time you can find her reading, on a bike, or cheering on her son at one of his volleyball or baseball games. You can reach out to her anytime @evolvededucator.

Problem or Project Based Learning!

Sunday, 10/2 at 8pm Central

@TanyaPSnook hosts #txeduchat on PBL!



Tanya Snook is a passionate STEM educator in West ISD. She currently teaches Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Introduction to Engineering Design and Gateway courses as well as dual credit Government classes at both the High School and Junior High Level, while also holding an adjunct faculty position at McLennan College. She is a believer in meaningful technology integration in the classroom and is a Google Educator and Adobe Trainer.

Tanya is a former school administrator, serving as both a high school principal as well as in central administration positions in curriculum and special and federal programs. She has previously served as adjunct faculty at both the University of Texas at Tyler and Navarro College. She believes in problem and project based learning, with a focus on learning for all students. Tanya enjoys connecting with her Professional Learning Network on Twitter, and participates in a number of chats. She has presented at Texas Computer Education Association, Texas Project Lead The Way, Texas STEM, and Texas Association of School Administrators Conferences. She holds a bachelors of arts in history and a masters of education in education administration. She is currently on hiatus from her work on her PhD in curriculum and instruction with a minor in learning technology. Her husband is also active in the STEM community and is a current high school principal. They have three children, Adam, Lindsay and Hailey, and two grandchildren, Anderson and Logan.


Professional Development 2.0

Sunday, 9/25 at 8pm Central

@MrMillerMarcus hosts #txeduchat



Marcus Miller is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology in Arlington ISD. He used to teach Texas History, Technology Applications, and a variety of other courses that his principal chose randomly by throwing darts at a master schedule. He majored in Philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University, and has a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. He is not certain how many of those words in the previous sentence are supposed to be capitalized. Marcus lives in Addison with his wife Anna, where they run an asylum for three criminally insane cats. For fun Marcus enjoys biking, video games, and eating at cool restaurants. He can be found at @mrmillermarcus.

Technology in the Classroom

Sunday, 9/18 at 8pm Central

@MrsLindaMarie hosts #txeduchat

Linda is a digital classroom teacher at Harlingen High School with Harlingen CISD.



In 2014 she was named Secondary Teacher of the Year.  She has been transforming teaching and learning by infusing technology into her social studies curriculum and by embracing collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication in her classroom.  She and her AP European students are currently participating in the AP Collegeboard with We.org Service project pilot program.  This December, Linda will be graduating from Texas A&M Kingsville with her Masters in Instructional Technology.

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