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This duo from the Kansas City area were selected as two of the Midwest Education Technology Conference’s Midwest Spotlight Educators for 2014. The spotlight recognition honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers. Megan Chambers and Amy Taylor have worked together at the Lee’s Summit West High School Library Media Center for the last eight years where their mission has been to create a teen friendly atmosphere that fosters a love of reading while developing students who are literate in 21st century skills and use information responsibly.
Megan is a Library Media Specialist at Lee’s Summit West High School. She earned her Master of Library Science from the University of Central Missouri and is a former social studies teacher. Her career focus has been on combining the elements of research, technology and project based learning. Amy is also a Library Media Specialist at Lee’s Summit West High School. She earned her Master of Information Technology from the University of Central Missouri and her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University. She is a former social studies teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist. She has focused on building meaningful collaborative relationships with students and staff that promote learning.
They are both active members of the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians and the Missouri Association of School Librarians. They have presented numerous times at national and state conferences; Megan and Amy strive to provide relevant information that leave participants inspired. Follow them on twitter @Amy_Taylor_71 and @mchambers31. Checkout the LSWHS Library Website, on twitter @lswlmc or on Pinterest at LSW LMC.
Tags: EducationPlus, Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians, Lee's Summit West High School Library Media Center, METC, Midwest Education Technology Conference, Midwest Spotlight Educator, Missouri Association of School Librarians
April Burton teaches at Francis Howell Central High School, and currently serves as Francis Howell School District’s Teacher of the Year. She was selected as one of the Midwest Education Technology Conference’s Midwest Spotlight Educator for 2014. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers.
In her 14 year teaching career, she has taught English and French in grades 8 through 12. April serves on her school’s Greek Squad which helps to provide teachers with information on the trends in Educational Technology. She believes that the key to student success is maintaining a fast-paced, technology enhanced classroom where cooperative learning and effective teacher input is the foundation.
As a large proponent of the flipped classroom, April has been featured in national and international articles, as well as has had her own articles published in professional journals. April has provided hours of professional development to teachers across the globe. Her website provides teachers with the information that they need to transition to a successful flipped classroom. You can see April this February at METC and follow her on Twitter at @MmeBurton.
METC is a program of EducationPlus.
The Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest is an annual event open for second through twelfth grade students. The contest has grown to include the following states: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Winning movies are then showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference each year; students, families and educators are invited to attend. They are also featured on our SchoolTube channel.
The contest is currently open, and accepting submissions until Wednesday, December 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. central time. There are three divisions and five categories, and movies are judged upon:
• Quality of Content: Original work that achieves its stated purpose and appeals to its intended audience with good evidence of subject knowledge.
• Creativity: Well-developed, aesthetically pleasing and adds a different angle to its content.
• Videography (Live Action or Animation): Quality of images and sound, editing, etc.
• Reflection: Students demonstrate how their movies have achieved Common Core State Standards and what they have learned as a result of their project.
Also important to the judging process is that all resources used within the movie are cited, including images, artwork, and music. To learn more about the contest, including it’s categories and how to enter, visit the Show-Me a Movie page on CSD’s website.