Why I need this: We want to create a classroom podcast that we can share with our classroom matches in Canada, New Jersey and Senegal, West Africa as a way to communicate more quickly as scientists might in the real world!
Why I need this: We have the rare opportunity to connect with three very diverse student populations. One classroom in Canada with a colleague from Space Academy. One classroom in New Jersey as a part of the Jacque Cousteau Marine Research facility and with our classroom match Peace Corps voulunteer in Senegal, West Africa. I just found out that I will be traveling to Dakar, Senegal over my Christmas Break to visit our classroom Peacecorps volunteer. I REALLY need to be able to use this unique opportunity to enrich my classroom with another culture!!!!
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I teach 6th grade science in a rural community. I have many students who long for increased use of technology in science class.
I would like to be able to bring more technology into our classroom and I have both taken many technology courses to prepare in the event that technology becomes available to my classroom. I have taken podcasting, smart technology, digital camera, moviemaker, and digital camcorder. I would love to now have the equipment that goes along with my knowledge!
All students should be actively engaged in hands-on, minds-on learning.
My name is Jill Weaver and I am currently in my eighth year of teaching 6th grade.
College and Degrees:
I attended Antioch University and received my bachelors degree and Wright State University for my Master's Degree. I now have accumulated a Master's plus 40 because I love to learn and be able to bring new knowledge and methods into my classroom.
I am the middle school play director and I also host the newspaper club, and compile the middle school yearbook. I just returned from a learning experience side by side with scientists from the Jacque Cousteau Marine Research Facility in Southern New Jersey,as part of the MARE program this summer. Last summer I attended Space Academy for Educators.
Missing May, The Last Dog on Earth, Corner of the Universe and of course Where the Wild Things Are.
" None of us becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime." ~ Gail Godwin
I am interested in continuing to learn and grow so that I then become able to share my knowledge and experiences with my students.
This is my second year at Valley View Middle School teaching 6th grade.
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I feel that our classroom today holds our future and I want to take part in molding what that future will become.
Percent of Students are:
At-risk: 40 %
Average: 50 %
High-achiever: 8 %
Special Needs: 2 %
Percent of Students are:
White/Caucasian : 97 %
Hispanic: 1 %
Asian: 2 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 40 %
ESL Enrollment:: 1 %
Average number of students in class:: 154 students