First Reflections

The road to learning

A year ago, I ended up in the role of Director of Technology after several years of being Academic Technology Coordinator.  The role came to me sort of by circumstance, and bam! all tech came to my responsibility.  I was so excited and nervous.  I had been having lots of ideas flow through my head, and I finally might be able to bring them more strongly to the table. It helped too that we had a new head, who was tech focused.

With this new change, I also taught a basically full schedule.  It was a hard year.  I found it exciting to be able to bring in ideas, and work on a more direct level to make things happen, but my silly self can’t do anything without putting in 110% of myself.  That’s was a bit draining when teaching and doing the tech.  Mid-year we implemented a…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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