Posts By Susan Tompkins

About Susan Tompkins

About Mrs. T.
Susan Tompkins –

Northwood High School –

Gifted & Talented Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Gifted & Talented, Enriched, and General Geometry and Web Page Design

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About Mrs. T
I have been teaching at Northwood for 6 years. I am a certified STAR Discovery Educator, a National Board Candidate, and have presented workshops
for other educators at the campus, local, regional, and state l
levels. I will continue using technology and digital media in the
classroom to keep pace with the real world. I have a great group of students this year and look forward to seeing them SUCCEED!

Currently pursuing Masters of Education in Technology Leadership
2007 Caddo Teacher of the Year Finalist
2007 Northwood Teacher of the Year
2007 Discovery National Institute
2006 LACUE Secondary Educator of the Year
2006 LATM/LASC State Convention Presenter
2005 One Class At A Time $1,000 Grant Recipient
2005 LATM State Convention Presenter
2005 NLMA Regional Conference Presenter
2004 Alliance for Education Grant Recipient

Mission For The Class

My class motto is SUCCESS:
Comprehending, and

  1. Let's Geaux Geocaching LA

    You are invited to join the LA LC Chair in the Shreveport/Bossier area on a DEN Geocaching Adventure on Saturday, May 22.  Gather some colleagues and get together with other educators to explore what all the buzz is about!  If ever you were curious about Geocaching, or have already been geocaching, then you need to […]

  2. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

    <—–Sign into DE Streaming using LPB Portal Sometimes it is possible to feel appreciated and what better time than a formal appreciation week?  Stay tuned into the DEN Blog for exciting appreciation gifts!  As the school year is winding down and summer plans are being made, take the time to enjoy each day in the […]

  3. The Virtual Conference Cometh!

    <—–Sign into DE Streaming using LPB Portal The Virtual Conference is set for  Saturday, April 24.  This will be the day to get your mind blown with all that is being offered.  You can join us for an In Person Event at the Sci Port Discovery Center from 8 am until 3 pm or, if […]

  4. LPB Counts!

    Did you know Louisiana Public Broadcasting gives us access to Discovery Education Streaming?  Since they partially fund our access, we must show our support by using the LPB Portal to log in to our accounts.  Check the tab at the top of this page for more information, but make sure you log in using the […]

  5. Get Your Web On!

    February is the month of many things, but one of the most lovely things is the Webinar series!  This month’s offerings include: EdTechConnect with Alan Levine Wednesday, February 17 at 7 PM ET Top Ten STEM Resources Wednesday, February 17 at 7 PM ET Shining STARs Tuesday, February 23 at 7 PM ET Register for the webinars […]

  6. La LC Awards

    Congratulations to Louisiana LC Events Coordinator Cindy Wallace for being name the Region VII LACUE Secondary Teacher nominee and to Louisiana LC Blog Coordinator Susan Gauthier for being named the Region II LACUE Special Person nominee.  Join us in celebrating their awards and to cheer them on in the State Competition at LACUE on December […]

  7. Meet Your LA LC COSTARS

    The Louisiana Leadership Council is STAR-Struck by the activities for our DEN members!. We recently hosted two face-to-face Virtual Conference sessions in North and South Louisiana, presented at Regional & State Conferences, and will be teaming up at LACUE (Dec. 2-4). We are planning more exciting activities, so for more STAR Scoop, keep checking our […]

  8. North & South LA Team Up

    Calling All STARS!  It is up to you to help spread the word…and find new recruits!  The Louisiana Leadership Council is heading to Baton Rouge December 2-4 for the state LACUE Conference.  If you have not registered for the conference yet, click here.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please join us for […]

  9. North LA Links Up With NASA!

    We are linking up with NASA today for a guest session for the in-person event at Evangel.  Evangel has been using the application, “Distance Learning…as only NASA can” at their school for a while and is gracious enough to share the connection with the rest of us! NASA offers four different programs through the videoconferencing.  […]

  10. LA is Wild About Discovery!

    Louisiana is hosting 2 locations for the DEN Virtual Conference today.  North LA is trying to beat South LA to the blog post, so here is a pic of us getting started!  Join in anytime today from 9-4 CST at  The host school, Evangel Christian Academy, rolled out the Jungle Carpet for attendees!  In […]

  11. LA Virtual Conference Events

    Louisiana is getting ready for several upcoming events.  October is a fright-FULL month of activities with Regional TLTC Conferences and the Virtual Conference.  Check here for TLTC information and here for VC information.  Be sure to join the VC online or at an in-person event.  The lineup this year is great and the benefits from investing the time to […]

  12. LA's Action-Packed Autumn

         We are gearing up for some exciting Louisiana DEN events and other professional development this fall.  Remember the DEN Summer Series is ongoing this week with webcasts everyday at 10 a.m.  Be sure to check the National Blog for information how to log on and get in!  “ActivConnectLA” users group/mini-conference will be held at […]

  13. LA is Active

    Greetings LA DEN STARS! The following is an excerpt from guest blogger, Lisa Pumphrey. We are spreading the word about “ActivConnectLA” – a users group/mini-conference to be held at Cope Middle School in Bossier City on Saturday, August 29th.  This is a tremendous opportunity for teacher/users of Promethean ActivClassroom products to gather, learn from peer/colleagues, […]

  14. Introducing the NEW LA LC!

    Louisiana educators now have some new faces on the Louisiana Leadership Council.  Our goal is to bring innovative practices and events to each Louisiana Discovery Educator through direct communication and learning networks.  We are ready to start planning some fantastic events, some original, some that may be borrowed from the incomparable TN DEN, so watch […]

  15. Schooling with the DEN

      Summer School with the DEN The Problem: So, you’ve registered to attend one of the Back to School with DE webinars and now you are looking for great integration ideas for the enhanced DE media library. The Solution: Join the DEN for summer school! Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your […]

  16. LA DEN Geocaching Day ~ May 30!

    On May 30, 2009 we will host our first-ever DEN Geocaching Day!  Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 30 and have some fun geocaching.  Do you want to join us. For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators Bridget Belardi and Conni Mulligan will host a “Geocaching […]

  17. Louisiana Welcomes Our Newest STARS!

    On behalf of the Louisiana DEN and Leadership Council, we welcome our newest Discovery STAR Educators!  Let’s  “show and tell” others about how fantastic the DEN is. Stephanie Harper Robyn Foret Paige Falcon Charmaine Lewis Ellen Lyon Leave a comment about what your favorite thing about the DEN happens to be…of course, you may not […]

  18. Join us December 2-5 for LACUE!

    If you haven’t already registered for LACUE, you still have time.  Registration is open onsite and your registration fee covers lots of extras:  Opening reception, some meals, and other things.  Join the LA STAR DEN members for a gathering on December 3 after the reception.  Details will be emailed to all LA STARs in the […]

  19. Learning Styles: Real or Not Real?

    Check out this video on YouTube from Daniel Willingham. It has provoked serious thought in the education world. While we understand the point he is trying to make, it seems something is missing. Weigh in on your view and experience with Learning Styles. We would love to know what other DE’s think. Please leave your […]

  20. Check out Studeous!

    Studeous is a beta platform for linking teachers to e-learning, similar to Blackboard and Moodle. It is free and seems to have the same features, from student level to administration level, as its counterparts. It may be worth checking out, since that it what I am planning to do. Please take some time to review […]