Meet Your Colorado Leadership Council


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Jason Cochrane I recently moved to Highlands Ranch, CO where I teach 6th grade math and science at Ben Franklin Academy. I came from Cedar Rapids, IA where I taught 9th and 10th grade science. In Iowa I acted as the blog coordinator for our LC. I had the opportunity to attend a couple LC conferences. Through Discovery Education I was given  the opportunity to take four students to South Africa in 2009 and I am looking forward to taking students on the Costa Rica – Science Trip this summer.
Shannon Wentworth I am the Educational Teachnology Teacher at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. I have been a DEN Star for 5 years. I am a member of the Colorado LC’s Blog Team, so look for me to post something interesting at least once a month.  I have also been published in Creative Educator and on the Promethean Planet blog. I am also the author of the APSTechGoddess blog where I document classroom experiences, lessons, and learnings. I am a certified trainer for Promethean and Thinkfinity, as well as a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator and DEN Star. I have presented at several local and national conferences including ISTE, CO TIE, SD TIE, CCIRA, ITEC, Activ08, Simple K12 Two Minute Ed Tech Talk, Morgridge Family Foundation Share Fair, Colorado Learning 2.0, and the 2011 Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum.

Christine Archer-Davison Hi, my name is Christine Archer-Davison and I’m the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cherokee Trail High School in the Cherry Creek School District.  I’ve been in the district over twenty years and have been involved with technology in some way or another throughout my career.  I have a BA in Social Sciences and a MA in Instructional Technology.  While I constantly work with technology, I don’t consider myself a geek.  My true love is teaching the teachers how to integrate technology and opening up doors for their students.  I’ve used Discovery Education for what seems like forever.  How can one not love the wealth of resources available to them?  I’m really just a worker bee in the CO DEN council and look forward to doing great things in Colorado.
Cate Beck I serve as an instructional coach and 21st Century Learning Coordinator at Pine Lane Elementary (Douglas County School District).   It is one of the coolest jobs ever, as I get to combine my interests in staff development and technology integration.  I also provide staff development at the district level.
For 14 years prior to this role, I was a special education teacher in both private and public schools.
I am a DEN STAR Educator.  I have been part of the DEN National Leadership Council for three years and am thrilled to be part of the blog team for the Colorado Leadership Council. I have loved Discovery Education ever since I started in Douglas County 6 years ago.   It was a great tool for engaging my special education students and it allowed them to learn content that might not otherwise be accessible to them.
In addition to my involvement with Discovery Education, I am also a certified SMART Board trainer and am a Google Apps for Education Qualified Individual.  I have been a presenter for a number of state/regional technology conferences and special education conferences.
I am a life-long learner–constantly inspired by my fellow coworkers and most of all, my 6 year old son.
Jennifer Jensen Hello!  My name is Jennifer Jensen. I am the technology teacher at Clear Sky Elementary in Castle Rock, Colorado. I am currently in my sixteenth year of teaching. Prior to moving into the computer lab, I was in the classroom for twelve years. Most of my classroom experience was in the intermediate grades.My love of technology began fourteen years ago when I launched The Teacher’s Corner web site. Since then I’ve earned by Masters Degree in ILT, presented at state and national conferences, and served as a professional developer in the Douglas County School District.

In 2005 I joined the Discovery Educator Network and have been provided with a number of incredible opportunities for both my students and myself including: attending national conferences, participating in live webinars with various professionals, and traveling to Australia with a group of students.

When I’m not working, you will usually find me outdoors, behind my camera, or entertaining my three nephews.  One of my favorite activities than involves being outdoors and my photography is scuba diving. Since 2002, my husband and I have had some amazing underwater adventures around the world.

I am so excited to be serving as the Colorado DEN LC Chairperson. Having our own LC here in Colorado has been a dream of mine since joining the DEN. I’m looking forward to working with all of the Colorado DEN STARS!!

Angie Wulff As a Teacher Librarian at Jeffco Open School, I work with preschool through 12th grade.  This school has been teaching through experiential learning for over 40 years.  I just started this position this past fall.I’ve been using Discovery Education for years, including many years when it was United Streaming.

This year, I’ve been advocating strongly to keep Teacher Librarians in Jeffco Schools.  We are required to be teachers with a Master’s in Library Science.

All of my training since I’ve been in this position has involved technology.  I’m expected to be the site expert in a wide variety of educational tools, staff development for student uses of technology. This semester, I’m also taking on many of the site tech responsibilities in my school.

Discovery Education has been instrumental in teaching students in an alternative format.  I am also happy that Colorado is putting together an LC.

Gwynn Moore I am the Media/Technology teacher at Paris Elementary in Aurora, Colorado. I work with students in grades K-5 in helping them find books to read at home and build their skills using technology. In addition to working with students I also work with teachers in building their technology skills and integrating technology into their instruction.I am the Events Coordinator for Colorado’s DEN LC as well as a certified trainer for Promethean and Thinkfinity, a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator, and a NEA ELL Trainer. I have shared my understandings and knowledge of technology integration through local conference presentations at CCIRA, Colorado TIE, CoLearning 2.0, Morgridge Family Foundation Share Fair; and nationally at SD. TIE, ITEC, ISTE, Activ08 and SimpleK12 Two-Minute Ed Tech Tech Talk,and 2011 Microsoft Innovative Educator Forum.

I have been a DEN Star for about 5 years and last summer I was chosen to attend DENSI in San Diego. Attending DENSI was an invaluable experience to build my knowledge about Discovery Education and finding new ways to use their resources in my instruction and when I work with my teachers.

I am excited that Colorado has a DEN Leadership Council and helping organize the different events for Colorado’s DEN stars!

John Christopher I am excited to be on the Colorado LC as the Blog chair.  I have been in eduaction for the past 10 years.  Specifically, I have been working in technolog for the past seven.  Previous to that, I was a physical education teacher.  I graduated from the University of Virginia and moved out to Colorado Springs. I became involved with Discovery Education when it was United Steaming and have been using the products ever since.I am married with two children; Noah and Helena. When I am not doing educational things, I enjoy watching sports.  I am huge Dallas Cowboys fan, but I enjoy watching all sports.

 

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