I’m thrilled to be partnering with Advancement Courses, a leader in K-12 professional development with over 240 online courses in 20 different subject areas.
Many of you know that for the last few years, I have been working closely with Advancement Courses and some of the country’s most influential educators to share topics that matter most to teachers. We’re excited to announce that the partnership is continuing and is growing stronger than ever!
The teACh Team consists of three rock-star educators (and me!) who connect regularly to talk about issues relevant to busy educators. We can also speak to the value of the professional development that Advancement Courses offers, with over 240 online courses in 20 different subject areas. Take them anywhere, anytime for up to 6 months for either graduate or continuing education credit.
Meet the 2020 Advancement Courses teACh Team
I’ll be working with several of the best of the best educational influencers to shed some light on why we totally turn to Advancement Courses for our own professional development and continuing education.
MEET Kayla Dornfeld, of Top Dog Teaching
Kayla Dornfeld is the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. West Fargo International. She has 13 years of teaching experience in second and third grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. She is currently writing a book about classroom learning spaces and flexible seating, titled FlexED: Flexible Seating for Flexible Learners, set to be released later this year. Read more about Kayla here.
You can connect with Kayla on all social media platforms @topdogteaching, and her student led social media accounts @topdogkids.
MEET Todd Nesloney, Tech Ninja Todd
Todd is passionate about education and innovation. Todd was a classroom teacher for 7 years before taking the leap straight from classroom teacher to campus principal in Navasota, Texas. Todd took over a struggling campus, brought in a brand new staff, and used his creative ideas to transform a campus. Todd Nesloney is now the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership at the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It! and Sparks in the Dark. Read more about Todd here.
You can connect with Todd on social:
Meet Greg Smedley-Warren, Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Greg has been teaching for 15 years. He spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and is now in his 12th year in Kindergarten, which he has determined is his calling and his passion. He plans to never leave the classroom as the kids are what drive him to continue his growth as a teacher and person. When Greg’s not in the classroom he enjoys blogging and doing all things teach. He also values spending time with his husband, daughter, Adelynn, and dog, Butters. His husband (known as The Mister online) is a large part of his blog, social media, and their conference, ELEVATE. Read more about Greg here.
You can connect with Greg on social:
- Facebook: facebook.com/kindergarten.smorgasboard.7
- Instagram: @kindergartensmorgasboard
- Twitter @kindersmorgie
Meet Amy Mascott, (me!)
Just head to my About Page if you really want to know anything about me!
Catch the teACh Team’s Next Event
We have a super busy spring planned, friends.
Yes, we know that springtime is when educators are winding down the school year and things get a little nutty, but we want you to have a ton of ideas for professional development going into the summer months. Sure, we want you to get some well-deserved, much-needed rest and relaxation during your break, but we also know that these few months before the new school year begins is the ideal time to sneak in some professional development.
Here’s what we have planned that you do not want to miss:
FACEBOOK Lives with our teACh Team: Join in our conversation!
- February 27 @ 8PM EST: Kayla, Todd, Greg, and Amy will be talking about how teachers can build relationships with students, parents and administrators.
- March 25: @ 8PM EST: Kayla, Todd, Greg, and Amy will be celebrating National Reading Month and talking about 21st century literacy.
- April 29: Kayla, Todd, Greg, and Amy will be talking about our experience taking a course Advancement Courses!
LIVE Conversations with the teACh Team!
- March: Amy & Kayla GO LIVE on Instagram to talk about balance.
- April: Todd & Advancement Courses GO LIVE on Facebook.
- April: Amy & Greg GO LIVE on Instagram to talk about the importance of play for younger—and older—learners.
And in the next few weeks, all of us will be taking over the Advancement Courses Instagram! Follow along so you don’t miss out!
What questions do you have? I’d love to do what I can to help!
Stay in touch with Advancement Courses:
- Advancement Courses on instagram: @AdvancementCourses
- Advancement Courses on facebook: @AdvancementCourses
- Advancement Courses on twitter: @AdvanceTeaching
- Advancement Courses on pinterest: @AdvancementCour
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fyi: This post was written as part of a partnership with Advancement Courses, but as always, my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator.