Patti Harju is an enthusiastic technology leader who finds creative ways to engage all learners. She sits on the MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Board of Directors. and is STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network. She happily spends most days at St. Stephen School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the morning you will find her in the Technology Lab working with grades PreSchool through 8th grade. Her students write and edit blog posts, work with Google Tools, edit digital photos, create iMovies, animations and games, build websites, explore topics of interest, collaborate, and more. Her afternoons are spent with 2nd graders, integrating STEM activities into Science and Math lessons.
Patti is happy to share how she uses technology in the classroom!
She has presented on a variety of topics including Teaching Coding, Digital Storytelling and Publishing, Skyping in the Classroom, and Integrating Web Tools. You can see some of her recent presentations here.
Patti is also a part owner of Pinkie’s Ice Cream and Desserts, an Ice Cream Parlor in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her role as owner includes Social Media, Web Design, and Management. Visit http://www.pinkiesgr.com/ to learn more and stop in when you are in the area!