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Tips Every New Teacher Needs to Know
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Monte Tatom, Director of Institutional and Church Research, Heritage Christian University, and Professor Emeritus of Education; Brittany Fowler, 5th grade English Language Arts Teacher, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology; Taylor Warren, Candidate in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN; and Ashley McCrory, Kindergarten Teacher and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
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Summer is an exciting time in that many candidates have completed their degrees in their respective teacher education preparation programs. Now is the time that many of you are making preparations to enter your OWN classroom for the very first time. Please watch Brittany Fowler, Taylor Warren, Ashley McCrory, and Dr. Monte Tatom in this edWebinar as they discuss a few items that they each wish they had been told before entering their classrooms for the first time.
This edWebinar will be of interest to all teachers, specifically new and pre-service teachers, and school leaders.
About the Presenters
Dr. Monte Tatom received his Ed.D. in educational administration at Auburn University in March 1998. He has 26 years in K-12 education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and coordinator of staff development. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006, and retired from FHU in May 2019. Dr. Tatom now works for Heritage Christian University, serving as Director of Institutional and Church Research. He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during Spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).
Brittany Fowler is a 5th grade English Language Arts Teacher, wife, and mother of two children. She is a recent Freed-Hardeman University graduate, M.Ed in Instructional Technology. Her educational training and experience covers a span of eleven years. She began her career in education as a paraprofessional. After completion of her undergraduate studies at Bethel University, she became a first-grade teacher. She has 5 years of teaching experience in 1st grade. Currently, she is teaching fifth grade ELA. Her goal as an instructional technologist is to assist her colleagues with the implementation of technology in the classroom effectively and to prepare her students for real-world digital experiences.
Taylor Warren received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Freed-Hardeman University in 2017. She is starting her second year teaching first grade at Stuart-Burns Elementary. Taylor became a candidate in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program at Freed-Hardeman University in August of 2018. She will complete that program in July 2019. Her goal is to hopefully become an instructional technologist and continue to help students succeed.
Ashley McCrory is an elementary educator. She has taught in a small rural public school in Hardeman County, TN for five years. Ashley has taught every grade level from kindergarten to third grade and is currently teaching kindergarten. She obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in instructional technology both through Freed-Hardeman University. Ashley’s professional goal is to combine her experience teaching lower elementary with her technology expertise and assist fellow teachers in using technology to enhance their teaching styles.
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