Marilyn Trouth, Park Center chemistry teacher, and Andrea Wilson Vazquez, Weaver Lake technology integration specialist, have been named our district’s 2015 TIES Exceptional Teachers. Every year, TIES acknowledges educators who model best practices in using technology in education and engaging students in learning.
The following information was excerpted from their nomination forms:
Trouth has integrated technology into her chemistry classes allowing students maximum flexibility in when, where and how they learn material while keeping up with the pace, breadth and depth required to get through the material in the allotted time.
She has implemented a variety of instructional tools that include:
- Schoology to organize the class and for the calendar
- Notability for assignments
- TurnItIn for lab reports
- Explain Everything & YouTube for videos
- Plus Probeware for lab work/data collection
- Google Docs for all class handouts, notes, keys, etc
She has also created learning opportunities in her class that address the International Baccalaureate standards and High Performance students.
ANDREA WILSON VAZQUEZ
Wilson Vazquez creates opportunities for students to use technology as a tool to work collaboratively to solve real world problems with their peers. She is dedicated to continuous learning and growth for herself and others. She applies this mindset when supporting staff and students with integrating technology at Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science Math & Technology School.
She is a Google Educator Trainer and connects with other colleagues in her PLN (Professional Learning Network) in order to stay current about best practices in technology integration. Under her leadership a strand of coding for all students was implemented at Weaver Lake.