Maggie Bolado, a middle school science teacher, took a chance. She entered the Verizon App Challenge not sure about so many things. Would students participate? Would administration support her? Would parents allow their children to take part? But in the end, as Mrs. Bolado says, "Passion wins in the end", and all fear was extinguished. Listen as Maggie tells her story of how she took a group of amazing kids all the way to the White House. Be sure to follow Maggie on Twitter @mrsbolado .
As a ‘lead learner’ wanting to set an example for students and teachers alike, Garnet’s quest for knowledge continues outside of the classroom as well. In addition to live presentations on Standards Based Learning and Grading to fellow educators, she enjoys writing about her educational journey in her blog, co-moderating and participating in various education-focused chats on twitter, such as the #SBLchat (Wednesdays, 9pm est/6pm pst) , and working as a mentor. Garnet also enjoys collaborating with fellow educators at various conferences and Edcamp events throughout the year.
Darren is a Math Teacher and Instructional Coach at Boston Collegiate Charter School. He is influencing many more classrooms nationwide by collecting critical common core resources and sharing the discussion with teachers nationwide.
Follow Darren on Twitter @dgburris and be sure to visit his website that curates all things Common Core.
Rik is a high school Mathematics teacher at Wilmington High School in Massachusetts. Rik's story includes a passionate view of the importance of a classroom culture that treats students as individuals with pressures and stresses of the real world. We also discuss how the CCSS have asked teachers to shift instruction in all math classes. Follow Rik's story by following his blog and his PLN on Twitter @WHSRowe.