The #TOSAChat Creators
Ben is a TK-6th grade edtech TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) in the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, CA. He supports 350+ teachers at 12 school sites in everything from the basics of implementing technology into teaching to the 1:1 classroom. Ben does a little bit of everything including model lessons, small group collaboration sessions, large professional development sessions and more,
Ben enjoys hanging with his family, reading, BBQing, playing video games, and being a connected educator. His current hobbies are #tosachat and Coach's Corner (an ongoing vlog/ podcast). He loves everything Apple and Google as well.
Visit Coach Ben at: www.coachben.org
Kelly is the TK-8th Grade Educational Technology and Curriculum Coordinator for Lake Tahoe Unified School District in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, CA. She supports 60+ teachers with integrating technology in a 1:1 netbook/chromebook district. LTUSD has been 1:1 for over five years and Kelly has been out of the classroom assisting teachers for that time. The other half of Kelly's job is coordinating curriculum pilots and adoptions for elementary and middle school.
Kelly is passionate about good pedagogy, on-going, FUN assessments and Google.
Kelly maintains a website at:
Karly is an instructional coach and educational technology support teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School in the Mount Diablo Unified School District in Concord, CA. She supports all staff with the implementation of the Common Core standards as well as with integrating technology in a 2:1 (2 students to 1 device) chromebook/ipad environment. Karly also supports all classes as they rotate through the Sun Terrace STEM lab, working with TK through 5th grade students on coding, robotics, design challenges, greenscreen projects, makerspace activities and more.
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Joe is a Math & STEAM coach / TOSA for the Palo Alto Unified School District. With Math, Joe supports 80+ teachers at 4 school sites. He partners with teachers to examine CCSS Math and Mathematical Practices. As a STEAM coach, Joe supports all teachers at the 12 elementary schools in the district. Joe co-facilitates the district's STEAM Inquiry Group - examining NGSS, designing professional development sessions, and enhancing and enriching the district's science instruction.
Joe enjoys running, cycling, and going to Disneyland.
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