Tammy G. Tweten
- Palm Desert CA
- (760) 772-0456
- [email protected]
I am passionate about delivering high quality, authentic Future Ready learning experiences and sharing my enthusiasm for digital learning with my students, parents, colleagues, and professional learning network. In my classroom, technology is an extension of the learning that plays an important role in nearly all aspects of our day. This includes: research, collaboration, organization, and independent learning. The future depends on educating students with skills that constantly change due to innovations in technology.
I share my passion for technology and digital learning at staff meetings, presenting at conferences, and through social media. I'm a Google Certified Educator and have a Masters of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design. I've successfully participated in grant writing for my school site and classroom to obtain new technologies; one of which included 1:1 Chromebooks for my 4th grade classroom.
My next project is to complete the new Google certifications and to continue to learn about and share the trends in educational technology through conferences, webinars, social media, video tutorials, and blogs with the help of my Professional Learning Network.
To be an effective educator by utilizing my experiences, academic background, professional training, and technological proficiencies to support colleagues and students with seamless integration of technology with Common Core Standards.
The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design prepares students to work in school districts as software designers, programmers or educators that use computers primarily for teaching. Students are prepared for the digital age of teaching and learning, curriculum design, leadership, and social implications of educational technology.
Major 1: Elementary Education Major 2: Special Education
Teaching grades K-5 in Special Education and Regular Education
Ronald Reagan Elementary ~ Principal(s): Mark Baldwin & Kim McLaughlin
2013-present 4th grade
2011-2013 3rd grade
2009-2011 1st grade
Ben Franklin Elementary ~ Principal: Matt Bugg
2006-2009 3rd grade
Truman Elementary ~ Principal: Carol Bishop
2003-2006 3rd grade
2000-2003 K-3 Primary Special Day Class
Teaching grades K-3 in Special Education
Cielo Vista Elementary ~ Principal: Carolyn Little
1997-2001 K-3 Special Day Class
The Google Educator certification trains educators on 4 mandatory Google Apps (drive, gmail, calendar, and sites) and 1 App of choice (Chromebooks). This training prepares the educator to utilize and train others in the use of Google Apps.
CUE Rockstar Teacher Edcamp July 29-31, 2014
California Desert Summit EdTechTeam May 31-June 1, 2014
CUE Annual Conference March 20-22, 2014
Google West Coast Summit March 22-23, 2014
T.H.E. Journal & TeacherChannel: ELL Common Core Instruction May 2, 2014
McCallum Aesthetic Arts Program June 16-20, 2014
EdmodoCon Webinar Conference August 6, 2014
PlayDateLA August 9, 2014
Fractions Academy DSUSD November 18, 2014
EdCamp Palm Springs February 7, 2015
California Desert Summit EdTechTeam March 7-8, 2015
CUE Annual Conference March 19-21, 2015
EdCamp Ventura County April 18, 2015
Google EDUon Air May 8 & 9, 2015
CUE Rockstar Manhattan Beach August 3-5, 2015
Teacher of the Year at Ronald Reagan Elementary 2013-2014
Elementary Teacher of the Year for Desert Sands Unified School District
Ed Tech Google Apps For Education Desert Summit March 2015
Gamification in the Classroom
Game on! Learn how to use Gamification in your classroom to increase student engagement, motivation, and achievement. Your students won’t even realize they ARE learning! Come explore the basics of Gamification and learn what tech tools can help you Gamify your classroom. Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of Gamification and Game Based Learning, as well as strategies and applications to gamify your lessons. Let’s play!
Coding It's Elementary!
Coding teaches problem solving and critical-thinking skills. Join me for this "CODE'rrrr...iffic interactive session to discover resources that can be part of any elementary school classroom.