Join us as we take a look “mid-pandemic” at the lessons we’ve learned! The Keep Indiana Learning panelists on today’s episode include a classroom teacher, technology integration specialists, coordinator of digital learning, and a director of education initiatives. We look at how the pandemic has changed teaching and learning from all sides and how it is still, and always will be, about making sure our kids get the best educational experience possible.
Tim Wilhelmus has over 20 years of experience in education as a high school language arts and technology teacher, eLearning coach, and district-level Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist.
Tim’s personal mission is to inspire educators to design more impactful learning experiences by bringing passionate people together and asking the questions that fuel their imaginations. He is constantly chasing the high of that moment when someone says, “You know what would be cool…”
David Sturgeon – Director of Education Initiatives for Yorktown Community Schools. His background in teaching is in elementary and middle school math and science. In his work with Yorktown Community Schools he oversees technology, all federal and state grants, is the high ability coordinator, as well as many other hats. David is an avid supporter of all things technology, making technology as accessible as possible for all students and staff across the district.
Jo Cox- Technology Integration Specialist for Yorktown Community Schools. Her background in teaching is in Business Ed, teaching courses such as Economics, Personal Finance, and Computer Science. Both her Bachelors and Masters degree were earned at BSU. In her work with Yorktown Community Schools she is in charge of professional learning, technology integration and eLearning. She is a Canvas Admin and enthusiast, specializing in implementation throughout the district.
Dianne Knox – Technology Instructional Specialist for Clay Community Schools in Brazil, Indiana. She has held this position since 2017. Dianna also has a background in Spanish, English, Communications, and Theatre. In May 2021 she earned an M.Ed in Learning and Technology from WGU-Indiana and focused her capstone project to help teachers create relationships with students in online and blended learning environments using Canvas (or their LMS of choice). She loves learning new skills and helping others.
Kyle Kline – Coordinator of Digital Learning at Twin Lakes School Corporation in Monticello, Indiana. He has 5 years of experience as a technology integration specialist with a background of 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. Kyle’s passion is working with educators and students and watching their eyes light up when they learn something new that can help them in the classroom or their daily lives.
Episode Transcript available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TqWWNk8FFcl0M11IAhMSGoe_oPjBzrSt/view?usp=sharing