Friday, May 29, 2015

Welcome to Digital Fleet!

Dear Gold Rush students and families,

Hello to each of you! My name is Megan Fleet and I am so excited to be teaching incredible learners here at Gold Rush Elementary. My number one priority as a teacher is to create a classroom that is filled with respect, learning, and laughter. I'm excited to provide multiple opportunities for students to explore different digital tools to demonstrate their depth of understanding.

            I feel so lucky to be teaching in a school district that I attended as a child. I love being able to give back to a community that has given me so much. Following my Douglas County education, I graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington with degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education. During my junior year in college I studied in Florence, Italy and traveled through Europe including the countries of Croatia, Bosnia, Turkey, and Greece. These experiences have encouraged me to teach all students to be global citizens. After exploring many parts of the world, I decided to move back to Colorado to be closer to my family. Upon my return I continued my education and received a Master’s in Reading and Writing Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver, with an additional K-12 Reading Teacher endorsement. 

Our technology classes will be filled with targeted lessons about various digital tools and skills. There will be times when we work as a whole group, times we work in small groups, with partners, and independently. Individual classes will come up with agreements about what learning should look like and sound like in the various learning groupings. One thing is certain; students will be active in their learning. 

I cannot wait to discover more about each student as a learner and as a digital thinker!

Your excited technology teacher,
Mrs. Megan Fleet