“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – Yeats
Jacqueline Renee LaBerge Leiker
"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a teacher passionate about teaching technology in the 1:1 environment at Norway Vulcan Area Schools and as a part time instructor at Michigan Virtual, I strive to play a part in the revolution taking place in #EdTech, #coding and all things technology related. I am a huge advocate of #TeachNotBlock in schools and believe we should be promoting, using and teaching students to use social media correctly instead of blocking it. I teach Elementary Tech Ed, Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles, Computer Science Discoveries, Digital Technologies for the 21st Century/DT-21, Personal Finance/Accounting, Graphic Design, Multimedia and Tech Integration & Applications courses at NVAS as well as Mathematics in the Workplace at Michigan Virtual. Our school was selected as a Kodable for Everyone award winner! I'm super excited to be a Code.org facilitator for AP CSP and for Computer Science Discoveries as well. I was recently hired by Michigan Virtual as a part time instructor. I've been honored to receive the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year & Teacher of Distinction Awards as well as state runner up for MACUL Outstanding Technology Using Educator, the Outstanding Person in Education & an NHS Teacher of the Year. I have been a blogger for remind (Cell Phones in the Classroom) and have been a featured educator at Naiku (http://www.naiku.net/blog/) and teach LTU graduate technology courses for educators. I am super proud and excited to be the NHS cheer coach and also have judged competitive cheer. I have also done some work teaching community tech ed. I enjoy water & snow skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, skating & have been sky diving! I enjoy watching sports, especially football & am a Green Bay Packers fan who was able to attend Super Bowl XLV! Here you will find an open 'digital' door to my classroom. Let's learn together!
This Week's Elementary Tech Lesson
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