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DeAnn K.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

About Me

Leading and guiding elementary student learning in a 1:1 classroom was a dream come true! Over the past two years, I worked collaboratively with a brilliant grade level partner in a pilot program developed in the TwinRivers Unified School District which provided Chromebook computers to each student in the fifth grade at our site. I hold certificates in both Differentiated Instruction and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Supporting each student with his/her best learning experiences is a driving force for me. The research and best practices that were emphasized in the 1:1 pilot program propelled student achievement to a whole new level.

It all began in the summer of 2008 with Area 3 Writing Project (http://education.ucdavis.edu/area-3-writing-project) week long institute for technology integration. (You can follow the inspiring instructor Gail D on Graphite https://www.graphite.org/users/gaildesler.) Teachers teaching teachers is the writing project model. For me, it is the key to the strategies that bring the most enthusiastic participation from my students. Writing Project Super Saturday workshops and the summer invitational institute transformed writing instruction in my classroom into inspiring and supporting a community of writers.

This year I applying all this experience in a special assignment. As an instructional support TOSA, I am assisting teachers in the transition to common core.

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October 6, 2014

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Stormy Weather / Clear Writing
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English Language Arts, English-Language Learning, Science
Grade 5
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November 11, 2014

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