Teacher Leaders

Kristy Dyer.jpgKristy Dyer - LPVEC: kdyer@lpvec.org

Kristy is a Special Education teacher for the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. She currently teaches in a substantially separate classroom for students with emotional/behavioral needs in grades 6-8. Kristy has developed a passion for learning about how to integrate technology in the classroom, which she feels is a medium the students can relate to in this day and age. Kristy utilizes the vast array of Web 2.0 tools, her classroom wiki, and smartboard technology (with her Mimio that she can't live without!) daily in her classroom. Although there are too many to mention, a couple of Kristy's favorite tools to use in the classroom are Pixton and Xtranormal.

New_Literacies_Profile_Picture.jpgDolores Frazer - Ashland Middle School dfrazer@ashland.k12.ma.us

Dolores Frazer is an eighth grade English teacher at Ashland Middle School. She has worked in education for fifteen years and is currently earning a C.A.G.S degree in Educational Leadership from American International College specializing in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. As a teacher leader, Dolores has facilitated professional development workshops using UDL and Understanding by Design principles, and has participated in pilot programs to help shape educational assessments of twenty-first century literacy skills. She uses technology in her classroom to foster literacy through digital storytelling with slideshow software, research projects that shape public policy, and online collaboration through Wikis and Moodle. Dolores is committed to helping today’s educators build progressive curriculum that supports sustainability and global understanding by integrating technology and pedagogy.