Sunday, February 21st at 8pm Central
Shawna Ford & Amanda Rogers host #txeduchat
Shawna Ford is Future Ready Learning Coordinator in Weatherford ISD in Weatherford, TX. She is a connected educator, a teacher-librarian, and co-moderator for #TXLchat. She has over 20 years experience in education, including classroom teacher and elementary librarian. She holds a Master of Library Science from Sam Houston State University.
Shawna believes strongly in students having a voice and playing an active role in their learning. A priority for her is preparing students to be successful in the global community. She works to create opportunities for students to connect with others through Skype and Google Hangouts beginning in kindergarten. Students collaborate on projects, share literature and connect with experts during these connections.
Recognizing that education is changing, Shawna aspires to be a positive force for change. She stays current on trends and maintains a professional learning network that inspires her to try innovative teaching techniques. She presents at conferences at the local, state and national level and is active in Texas Library Association, Texas Association of School Librarians, and Texas Computer Education Association.
You can reach Shawna on Twitter at: @ShawnaFord1
Amanda Rogers is a third-grade teacher at Curtis Elementary in Weatherford, TX. Her passion for innovative teaching methods has led her to create a connected global community for her students. Amanda believes connecting students beyond the four walls of the classroom essential for personal growth of her students. She believes in modeling life-long learning for her students and strives to continuously improve through collaboration with a global Professional Learning Network. Amanda was recognized as the 2015 Weatherford ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and received the 2016 Jack Harvey Fellowship Award for Exemplary Teachers.
Amanda is currently a full-time graduate student at Lamar University where she is pursuing a Masters of Education in Educational Technology Leadership. She recently co-founded #ChallengeMeEDU to inspire the use of digital tools in the classroom by bringing weekly challenges to classrooms via Twitter. Her goal is to inspire students to find their own path by challenging standardized instruction.
You can connect with Amanda on Twitter at: @TheEdsaneT