We have some amazing DEN STARs in NY. They have so much to teach us. Periodically, we are going to spotlight them here so we can find out what others are doing with Discovery material. Vickie Ahearn is our first spotlight.
Vickie Ahearn, Teacher and Instructional Technology Staff Developer
Massapequa School District, Massapequa
What has she done?
Vickie has worked hard developing training materials and training her staff of 375 teachers in the effective use of the SMARTBoard and SMART Notebook software. As many of us who use IWBs know, Web 2.0 applications and DE streaming tools are fabulous in order to create interactive, engaging, media rich lessons using the board and Vickie does her part to teach her colleagues. She also trains others in the use and integration of Glogster, Wordle, and Voicethread. But she doesn’t stop with teachers. She also works with teaching assistants, demonstrating how using and integrating DE Streaming resources can help their special needs students be more successful.