Lisi has over 12 years of experience using and teaching technology. She conducted many training workshops for employees as a project manager for various web development companies. A few years ago she decided to pursue teaching full time and completed a Master’s in Educational Technology at Boise State University in the spring of 2012. She also has certification in Online Teaching from BSU. She can usually be found teaching Digital Storytelling and Game Making classes to middle school students and is always experimenting with ways to use technology to get kids to use their brains in creative ways.
Lisi specializes in Web 2.0 tools in education, Digital storytelling and Games in Education and enjoys writing game reviews and creating educational videos for Edudemic.com.
Previous Teaching Experience
- Introduction to Web Development (Adults)
- Web Design Basics (Adults)
- Design and Build Your Own Website (Teens)
- Digital Storytelling (Middle School)
- Game Making (Middle School)
- Introduction to Technology in the Classroom (Teachers)
- Workshop – Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching (Teachers)
Teacher Tech Training
Teacher Tech Training (T3) grew out of a workshop that Lisi ran for elementary teachers who were interested learning more about using technology with their students. She saw there was a need for more training that focused on practical uses of available technology – for many teachers, available often meant free tools. She developed an online mini course about using free web 2.0 tools that was well received and decided to expand it to a full course based on the feedback she received.
The free mini course will always remain free for those who want self paced training, and hopefully more free mini courses will be developed as the site grows. In addition, T3 will offer a series of facilitated, instructor-led courses on practical topics such as Digital Storytelling, Project Based Learning, Video in the Classroom, and others. A frequent comment is that professional development often leaves teachers wondering how to implement what they’ve learned. The facilitated courses will therefore provide learners with the opportunity to practice their skills before using them with students and to receive feedback and help.
T3 incorporates community building features that allow users to friend other users and follow friends’ activity on the site. We encourage discussion and interaction among users on the site and look forward to learning from everyone here.