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Molly Rupert

School Engagement Specialist

Recent Posts

Google CS First: First Impressions from a Tech Integration Specialist

Posted by Molly Rupert on January 31, 2019

In this guest post, TIS Brooke Hall (@BrookeHallTIS) describes her first encounters with CS First by Google. Brooke attended a workshop to learn more about the curriculum and to discover ways to use the lessons with students.

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Topics: Google, education, teacher, computer science

Becoming a Google Certified Educator

Posted by Molly Rupert on January 18, 2019

Guest contributor Amber Anania (@msanania) is a 7th grade language arts teacher at Westfield Middle School who recently became a Google Certified Educator Level 1. In this post, she shares her experiences preparing for and taking the qualification exam.

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Topics: Google, lifelong learning, education, teacher

eCoaches: Here's why you need PyxisEdu!

Posted by Molly Rupert on October 19, 2018

Ah, the life of an eCoach. You are the cheerleader, the champion, the confidant, and the caretaker. At the beginning of the day, you're a hero for fixing a Kahoot crisis, but by lunch time, you're sorting through emails of frustration about the district's new LMS. Your day is a wild roller coaster ride of highs and lows, of twists and curves and near misses. Many of you were classroom teachers before stepping into this role, and you experience the same cycles of frustration and pride that you did in your own classrooms.

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Topics: professional development, education, pyxis, personalized learning

Let It Go! Cleaning Out Your Teaching Closet

Posted by Molly Rupert on January 6, 2016

Those of us who chose to become educators probably did so in part because we have fond memories of school.  We excelled in traditional classrooms, and we learned from teachers who changed our lives for the better - teachers we hoped to emulate in our own classrooms.  These teachers lectured.  They assigned worksheets.  They gave hours worth of homework and ended the semester with 150 scantron questions.  If the teachers we remember most dearly succeeded using these methods, why don’t they work in our own classrooms?

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Topics: assessments, educators, Inspiration, Integration Services, methodology, rubrics, worksheets

Is A Genius Hour Right For Your Classroom?

Posted by Molly Rupert on December 2, 2015

Blank stares - and then the barrage began...

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Topics: Integration Services