PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Two

This is the second post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the first episode Stephanie (Stevie) Kline and Joyce Mason were highlighted.  Their presentation is STEAM Along with Leonardo, Albert, and Frank on Tuesday February 12th at 9:30 am in Cocoa Suite 5 session code EL13.  It is also one of the 24 that is being broadcast live from the conference.

In this episode Erin Prosser’s  session on RtII: Technology Resources is spotlighted.  Erin’s copresenter is Dr. Amy Kern, who is an elementary principal. Their presentation will be on Monday February 11th at 11:30am in cocoa suite 6 session code BL22.

In this interactive session, participants will explore how a variety of technologies, hand-held devices, web-based assessment and instruction programs, and digital tools can support an effective Response to Intervention Program and improve student achievement.
Erin sees the focus of her role as a  Media Specialist to connect her lessons to make them relevant to the curricular instruction students are receiving in the classroom.  In an expanded role, she works directly with teachers to assist them in using technology devices, software and web tools to enhance their instruction.
This her 6th year as Library Media Specialist/Technology Integrator at Poff Elementary in the Hampton Township School District in Pennsylvania.  Prior to that, Erin taught Computer Applications/Title 1 Reading and ILS for 10 years in her hometown district in Fayette County.  While there, she was the director of the Penn State program, Fayette Kids in College.  In addition, she teaches various technology courses for educators at the Intermediate Unit.  Erin received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Penn State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  In 2011, she obtained a principal certification. She has also presented at ISTE 2012 and TRETC 2012 on the same topic with her copresenter Dr. Kern.

Dr. Amy Kern is the principal of Central Elementary School in the Hampton Township School District, which is a suburban public school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She has been in education for 17 years, eight as a 7th grade math teacher, two as assistant principal of a middle school, and seven as an elementary principal.  During her administrative tenure she has implemented and lead numerous initiatives such as RtII, textbook adoptions,differentiating instruction, positive behavior support, integrating technology into the classroom, and a variety of intervention program to name a few.  She received a B.S in Secondary Education and a M.S. in Elementary Education from Duquesne University.  She obtained her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.




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