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 third 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 ago I completed my Masters in Educational Technology at George Mason University. I have lived in Ashburn, Virginia for twelve 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 the Algonkian PTA purchased Chromebooks for the staff and ActivExpressions and ActiView cameras arrived in the spring. 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 will work with computers in their classrooms as well as coming to the lab in thirty minute sessions once a week for computer integration. Students in first, second, 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 the computer lab weekly for an hour block time and an additional half hour block for technology integration lessons. Reflex math was purchased by our PTA last year, 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.