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 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $19.00 to Sylvia Maisano Jun 02, 2011
 Ms. Maisano Working on Digital Art Projects for CreativeArt.com! Mar 22, 2011
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $18.84 to Sylvia Maisano Feb 07, 2011
 Sylvia Maisano has added the lesson plans Career Portfolio and Digital Story Telling Jan 22, 2011
 Ms. Maisano Ready for Teacher Leadership! Sep 01, 2010
 Ms. Maisano Working on grants all summer long! Jun 16, 2010
 Recycle Forward Campaign Funds has donated $39.00 to Sylvia Maisano Jun 16, 2010
 Ms. Maisano Using the Whiteboard for Class Instruction! Jan 06, 2010
 Ms. Maisano Working on our school newspaper Nov 23, 2009

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USB Document Camera
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Class Information:
Room Number: 110
Students per Class: 25
Class Description:
25 gateways connected by a hub. Windows XP, Office 2002 the only software on the system. There are only 16 working computers now due to wear and tear. The life cycle was 5 years and we are in our 7th year.
Computer Instructor
Digital Cameras, Printers, Photo Printing Paper, New Mouse(s), New Keyboards, New Chairs, Better setup all the way around. Ink for the printers too. Photo Software, Document Camera.
My Philosophy:
That we are living in a globalized world and our children are our future to expanding with other countries through the use of technology. A Flat Classroom is the way technology can be successfully used in a classroom. Connecting with other classrooms around the world, learning from each other. Our students need to understand how outsourcing works and that technology is the source in learning globally
Personal Information:
About Me:
I have been instructing in alternative education for over 13 years. I am a single mother to 5 children. I am 45 years old. I am always looking for ways to improve the schools technology environment and help our students succeed. I even use technology to communicate with my students when I am not in school. We use email and blogs and texting.
College and Degrees:
I am currently working on a bachelor's degree in information technology. I hold a vocational certifcate with the state of Michigan.
MACUL, ITEA, ASNE, CSTA, Yearbook, Talent Show, Holiday Breakfast, North American International Autoshow Education Day, Can Food Drive, Yearly BBQ for Students. Received the First Book Grant and the VDPS Education Excellence Grant 4 years in a row. Grant writing is something I'm active in and want to improve.
Favorite Books:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Notebook Lettersfrom the Earth
Favorite Quotes:
Life is what you make of it. Everyone deserves a second chance. What goes around comes around. One day at a time. It is wiser to find out than suppose. (Mark Twain)
Computers, Web Design, all forms of technology, camping, fishing, texas hold 'em.
Employment History:
CVH (Computer Visions by Henige) Computools,Inc. Utica Community Schools (6 years) Van Dyke Public Schools (8 years and counting)
Why Do I Teach?:
I enjoy interacting with the students. They are an extension of my family. I want to help them succeed in this world and see technology as the tool to get them there. I see it as my place in this world, to give them opportunity and knowledge to succeed in what they can become. To be able overcome trials and tribulations that life deals us.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 60 %
     African American: 40 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 95 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 100 students