I am very happy to be at Algonkian Elementary again this year. I look forward to working with all the students and staff. This is my fifth year at Algonkian as the Technology Resource Teacher. I have been the TRT for seven years previously at Meadowland Elementary and Cedar Lane Elementary. I previously taught elementary school Kindergarten, first, and third grades in Fairfax County. A few years back I completed my Masters in Educational Technology at George Mason University. I have lived in Ashburn, Virginia for thirteen years with my husband and two sons.
I look forward to helping students and staff learn more about computers and technology this year. Last summer Algonkian was part of the Loudoun County Technology hardware refresh. We received 90 new laptops on three mobile carts. Teachers and students will get hands-on training and experience using these new devices to help better integrate technology into all parts of their learning and assist in student assessments and achievements.
Students in kindergarten, first and second grade will work with computers in their classrooms as well as coming to the lab in thirty minute sessions once a week in Computer Lab #1 for computer integration. First and second grade have an additional thirty minutes schedules in Computer Lab #2. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will work with the four desktops or two desktop/two laptop computers in their classrooms as well as coming to Computer Lab #1 weekly for a forty-five minute block of time and an additional half hour block for technology integration lessons in Computer Lab #2. Reflex math was purchased by our PTA, and the subscription was renewed again for this year. Reflex math program allows students to work on fluency of math facts at their own pace. I-Ready is a program provided by the county that presents students with lessons in Math and Reading designed to be at each students' individual learning level.
We recycle! Please send in your used ink cartridges and toner cartridges for recycling. Just drop them off in the Computer Lab. The proceeds will be used to purchase additional technology equipment.