Welcome to the Virginia cohort of the Powerful Learning Practice

I. Dates

Our final meeting is May 1. Be sure to come by Susan's house for the April 30, Thursday evening gathering if you arrive early enough. We'll be there from 5-9, hanging in the backyard. Email for details or see details on the ning.

II. Location

Nearest airports, Reagan National (DC) and Richmond Int.(Richmond). Both are approximately 50 miles away, but the traffic is harder to navigate around DC! Our school is located 5 minutes from the Massaponax exit on I 95, exit 126.
Fredericksburg Academy
10800 Academy Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Please note, the marker is not quite accurate. Our school is located
between Columbia Drive and Falcon Drive. Parking is in the lot off
Columbia Drive.

III. Hotels

Fairfield Inn
Comfort Inn
Sleep Inn
Hampton Inn

IV. Resources to share

(If you have a diigo account, tag resources with plpfa and they will show up here!)

V. Members

Add your name, website and/or Twitter name, and any other information here! Just click the edit page button at the top of the page. Let me know if you have any questions. Fellow#
Twitter ID
School and Comments
Susan Carter Morgan#
Engaging Learners
Fredericksburg Academy: I can't wait to get started! Former English teacher, runner, mother of 2 college grads (I can't believe that!)
Hiram E Cuevas#

St. Christopher's School: Former science teacher and self taught techie.
Jennifer Clark Evans
My Continuing Education
Fredericksburg Academy: English teacher (10th grade British Lit, 11th grade American Lit, 12th grade electives), tech experimenter, always ready to learn! Mother of two (8 and 3).
Susanne Nobles
Still Learning
Fredericksburg Academy: English teacher, college counselor, trying to stay afloat on the technology tidal wave (and mom to two -- 2 and 4)
Alex Ragone#
Learning Blog
Collegiate School, NYC, Director of Technology, Husband, Father of three(7, 5, and 2), Runner, Photographer, and lots more. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Max Grant

Chaplain and Religion Dept. Head, Collegiate School, NYC, recovering technophobe happy to be joining the 21st century.
Janet Vande Berg

6th grade science teacher, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh NC. Looking forward to getting started and learning lots!
Ian Nixon

Collegiate School, New York, K-4 Technology Coordinator, global trekker, learn to do by doing, 21st century pedagogy practitioner, enjoy sharing and learning.
Neal Keesee

Christchurch School Assistant Head/Academic Dean; Lover of technology wanting to learn more and help our faculty to do the same.
Alex Badillo

Christchurch School Spanish teacher; enjoy traveling and the arts. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Debra Garcia

Fredericksburg Academy, Biology Teacher, Trying to keep up with the latest technologies to help my students. Looking forward to working with everyone!
Rick Alfonso

Flint Hill School Technology Chair/MS Tech Coordinator. Transitioning to FHS after 4 years at the Langley School. Looking for ways to integrate technology in meaningful ways at FHS. I am excited to be working with all of you. Just attended BLC08. Head is spinning! Have an 8 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. What did I do before them?
Bill Bullard

Collegiate School, NYC. Academic Dean and English teacher, father of 4, photographer. Always looking for good collegial models, for ways to build out the corral.
Katie Blashford

Fredericksburg Academy: World History teacher, pumped participant of PLP, and parent of a pretoddler.
Francois Nel

Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC. Grade 6 Reading and Vocabulary teacher, Middle School Cultural Coordinator. I am South African, although I live in the USA. I have one daughter who is one year old.
Nicole Thompson

Collegiate School 3rd grade teacher. I have one daughter who is starting kindergarten. I like to garden, read, and spend time with my family. I am technologically challenged.

Chris Carrillo

Christchurch School, Christchurch VA, Science Department Chair, Loves technology and programing. I would like to learn more about how to use it in the classroom
Emily Zweibel

Collegiate School 3rd grade teacher. Love music and crossword puzzles. Technology, not so much.
Jill Hammonds #
My Blog

My wikis can be sourced from here.


jhammonds@ mac.com
Core Education Ltd, NZ. I am a national facilitator with the ICT PD contract programme funded by our Ministry of Education. Schools cluster together and apply for a three year contract to undertake professional development in the use of ICT to enhance student learning. This is ICT in its broadest sense covering effective teaching and learning pedagogy, confidence and competence with the technologies. We have just revised our curriculum in NZ so this is quite a focus for the contracts, and getting to grips with inquiry based teaching, thinking skills etc.
I am a mother of two boys in their late 20s and grandmother of 2 month old girl who was born in NZ but now lives in Kentucky - she's a good excuse to visit you all sometime in the next year.
Hill Brown

St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA. 7th Grade History teacher. Basketball and Soccer coach.
Kimberly Mayer

St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA - Upper School Spanish teacher, mom of 2 boys (3 + 7), excited about participating, learning something new and sharing it with my dept.
Christie Wilson

St. Christopher's School Richmond, VA- 5th Grade teacher. Mom of 18 month old boy. Looking forward to learning a lot and trying to get a better grasp on all the great ways to incorporate technology in the
classroom and to get others excited about it as well.
Sara Miller

Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC--I am a 5th grade teacher at PDS and am starting my 8th year there. I love technology and any new ideas to make teaching fun, enjoyable, interesting, and to draw in my students. I want to motivate them anyway I can! Also, I love new ideas to make things fresh. Looking forward to collaborating and working with everyone. Sharing ideas is what makes our profession better and better!
I have a 14month old daughter. I'm originally from MD and still enjoy visiting my family there.
Sandi Margolis

St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA. Lower School Tech Coordinator. I am looking forward to making new connections, sharing ideas and support of others interested in more than just the "cool" factor and using technology to enhance learning.
Pam Heacock

Providence Day School I am a first grade teacher. I have taught many grades in Lower School, but my constant passion has been and still is technology. I attend workshops, but I am mostly self taught. Trial and Error! Look forward to learning from everyone.
Peter Barrs

MICDS Upper School French and Spanish Teacher
Tex Tourais

MICDS Upper School English Teacher
Rachel Tourais

MICDS Middle School Science
Amy Scheer

MICDS Upper School Math (Geometry, Alg II, AP Stats)
Matt Hixenbaugh

MICDS Upper School History and Varsity Basketball
Elizabeth Helfant

MICDS Upper School Instructional Technology
Emmett Carlson

St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA. Upper School Math Teacher (this year I have Geometry, Precalculus and Calculus). I also coach football and track. Looking forward to it!

Fredericksburg Academy, Fredericksburg VA, Middle and Upper School Latin and History teacher
Ed Patterson

Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA, Academic Tech Director and Webmaster. Looking forward to getting underway...waiting to see what the tropical storm brings our way.
Jessica Salvetti

Flint Hill Oakton Va, Upper School Math Learning Specialist and 2010 Class Dean
Julie Folsom

4th Grade teacher at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. I hope I'm not in over my head. There will be a learning curve compared to some of the rest of the group. Look forward to seeing everybody on Monday at our first meeting.
Jake Cohen

Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA, 9th grade English. Looking forward to getting started!
Chris Nelson

Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA, German Teacher, Director of International Programs
Alice Pleming

Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA, 4th Grade Teacher
Patricia Hopkins

Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, VA, 9th Grade English, Middle School Administrator.