RCS Digital Learning Day Spotlights

We will feature 24 Rockingham County Schools teachers today!

About Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day provides an opportunity to highlight innovation and great teaching practices. It is not about technology, it's about improving learning for our students!

Today we have chosen to recognize one Rockingham County Schools teacher each hour. These teachers were nominated because of their efforts to provide high-quality digital learning opportunities for their students.

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11 pm - Maggie Murray, Dillard Elementary School

Maggie is the new media coordinator at Dillard Elementary this year. It has been exciting to see her discover new ways to reach the children she works with, including incorporating listening stations and technology centers during the students' library time. Maggie is innovative, enthusiastic, and fun!
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10 pm - Lee Stultz, Morehead High School

Mr. Stultz is a pioneer and leader. He loves a challenge and often works tirelessly to find technology solutions for problem he encounters. He is a collaborator and readily shares with others. His willingness to lead have been beneficial to both staff and students across the district.
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9 pm - Kimberley Thompson-Hairston, Rockingham County Early College

Mrs. T-H infuses technology into all aspects of her teaching. She encourages student inquiry through the use of technology-enhanced, problem-based learning activities. She is a leader both in her school and our district and leverages the capabilities of the available technology to improve the learning experience for her students.
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8 pm - Lydia Patterson-Bryant, Rockingham County HIgh School

Mrs. PB teaches Family and Consumer Science at RCHS. She has helped her students build websites showcasing their work. She also has her students blog about her class and participate in their classmates' blogs. Mrs. PB uses Canvas to differentiate for the varied levels of students in her class. Using Canvas, she is able to teach 2 different classes in one period.
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7 pm - Leigh Ann Cross, Rockingham County High School

Mrs. Cross is an Art teacher at RCHS. She is constantly pushing herself and trying new things with technology. This year she has her students making their own websites showcasing their art projects. This semester she has expanded the scope of their websites to include public blogs about their artwork. On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mrs. Cross and her students participated in a cross curricular project about the Berlin Wall. Her students made works of art and linked them, using QR codes to background and information about their project.
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6 pm - Frances Myers, Rockingham County Middle School

Ms. Myers is willing to step out of her comfort zone and try something new that will engage students as they learn Science. Currently, Mrs. Myers' students are working on a project about light and sound. The students in her class were given the option of creating their presentation using Google Slides, Powerpoint, or PowToon. Although Ms. Myers was not familiar with Powtoon, she was willing to learn along with her students. Thank you Ms. Myers for modeling lifelong learning for your kids.
Digital Learning John Butler, TED

5 pm - John Butler, McMichael High School

Fostering a passion for innovation in Technology, Engineering and Design, John explains how technology is an integral part of our daily lives not just an activity or lesson in the classroom.
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4 pm - Kristy Moore, Lincoln Elementary School

Kristy is using an educational programming language called Scratch to teach her 3rd-5th grade students to code and create stories, games, and animations. Her students are also consistently engaged in 21st century learning through the use of Wixie, PebbleGo and Discovery Education.
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3 pm - Cindy Struth, Douglass Elementary School

Ms. Struth is being featured for Digital Learning Day because she is always willing to work with teachers and students at Douglass Elementary. Cindy is truly a great resource and collaborator for teachers at her school. She is always willing to help in planning and implementation of class projects.
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2 pm - Cher DeLapp, Central Elementary School

Cher is an exemplary Instructional Coach who consistently engages students in learning that involves critical thinking, collaborative problem solving and inquiry based models. Cher models technology integration for her teachers and promotes 21st century learning daily.
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1 pm - Bronte Tatum, Rockingham County Middle School

Bronte is a digital leader for our district. Not only does she collaborate and share ideas with her own staff, but she is also willing to collaborate and share with others. She was very involved in the RCMS Verizon App Challenge team and has been a leader in promoting our district's digital library. She is currently collaborating with a teacher on a semester-long project that incorporates digital products with each of the course unit themes.
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12 pm - Adrianne Hensley, South End Elementary School

Adrianne welcomes any and all new ideas when it comes to technology integration.She shares a class set of Chromebooks with another 3rd grade teacher. She enjoys co-teaching with new platforms and then sets out on her own with confidence. Adrianne embraces Discovery Education and uses it regularly. She creates boards for her students to complete and asks her students to produce boards and assignments. She uses Wixie to encourage her students to be creative and reflective. She has found success with SchoolNet. She uses short quizzes to provide pre and post data to provide a basis for her instruction.
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11 am - Lexie Cline, Reidsville High School

Lexie Cline is always on the look-out for new technologies and ways to incorporate them into her classroom. This semester, she is using blogging with her students to assist them with their writing, creativity, and thinking skills.
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10 am - David Williams, Western Rockingham Middle School

Mr. Williams was among one of the first 8th grade teachers to embrace the learning management system Canvas. The students that are in David's classroom complete assignments, engage in discussions, and take assessments through this cutting edge platform. Mr. William's students will glide through their transition to high school as a result of working in Canvas in the 8th grade.
Digital Learning Christy Richardson, Science

9 am - Christy Richardson, McMichael High School

Seeking to engage students in support of the Rainforest Alliance, Christy challenged her students to find products with the frog logo, take selfies, and tweet with the hashtag #dmhsselfiewiththefrog.
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8 am - Sherry Parker, Holmes Middle School

Ms. Parker is being recognized for DLDay because she has embraced Canvas in her classroom. She gives students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and meaningful learning in class, preparing them for their move to the high school environment and the 21st century.
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7 am - Sabrina Craddock, Moss Street Elementary School

This is Sabrina's 1st year as a 4th grade teacher. She came from a kindergarten classroom last year. Sabrina teaches in a 1:1 classroom of Chromebooks. She adopted and embraced Edmodo as a digital platform. Papers and copies are limited and she has easily embraced going digital in her classroom as much as possible. She differentiates with technology with great success! She also brings a global perspective to her classroom through global Projects by Jen.
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6 am - Jared Williams - Reidsville High School

Snow days interfered with almost every teacher's plans, but not Jared Williams'. He used the Conference feature of Canvas to connect with his students during a recent snow-break.
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5 am - David Edrington, Reidsville Middle School

David integrates technology a variety of ways for the students at RMS. He uses online tools such as BlendSpace, Google Classroom, and Code.org. David has also taken his time and sponsored a makers club as well as a school tv studio.
Mischa Miles English Teacher

4 am - Mischa Miles, McMichael High School

Empowering students to find their own voice and passions, Mischa employs video production and rhetorical performance elements in her English II class. After reading the speeches in Julius Cesar, students used their Chromebooks to find an inspirational speech online to incorporate into their projects.
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3 am - Marla Joyce-Nelson, Stoneville Elementary School

In Mrs Joyce-Nelson's kindergarten classroom she uses the iPads as a daily-center for her students. Before receiving a classroom set she was using her own personal ipod and ipad in her class. The students are fully engaged learners in her classroom. Another key factor in Ms Joyce-Nelson's class is that she allows the students the opportunity to explore on the ipad.
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2 am - Donna Strader, Wentworth Elementary School

Donna uses Edmodo and Chromebooks daily to differentiate learning and bring her science classroom to life. Her students are exploring computer science and computer programming while coding through Code.org. Donna has also successfully completed the Symbaloo Certification Program.
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1 am - Yolanda Stubblefield, Reidsville High School

Yolanda's Adobe classes are almost entirely project-based and student-centered. She provides minimal direct instruction, forcing her students to utilize their digital literacy skills to locate additional resources to complete their projects.
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12 am - Sarah Johnson, Draper Elementary School

Sarah has a kindergarten class with 12 Ipads in her class for 20 students. She integrates technology into every part of her day...from her morning message and meeting to her work centers to brain breaks. She shares her ideas willlingly with other kindergarten-2nd grade teachers in the county.