Educator of the Month

September Educator Of The Month: Jennifer Mahin

A small but mighty elementary school in Kansas is making strides toward making computer science available to all students. Jennifer Mahin, Ozobot Certified Educator and K-5 STEM Teacher at East Elementary School, is continuing work to create inclusive opportunities to support and advance the tech sector across The Sunflower State. We recently chatted with Jennifer …

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June Educator of the Month: Sheila Slawiak, M.Ed

Who better to help close the CS opportunity gap than a computer scientist turned teacher? A 2021 MA Teacher of the Year Semifinalist and Ozobot Certified Educator, Sheila Slawiak started out with a CS and IT professional career before teaching grades 6–8 for 16 years. Today, she teaches computer science for grades 9-12 and develops …

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May Educator of the Month: NBCT Christine Thai-Pappa!

Christine Thai-Pappa is a National Board Certified Teacher whose love for her students and desire for them to succeed is readily apparent to everyone that comes in contact with her. If that weren’t enough, she is an inspiration to her fellow teachers (check out her webinar about co-creating a virtual Ozobot coding club to get …

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Women’s History Month: The Top 31 Inspiring Female Teachers to Follow on Twitter

Editor’s Note: This post has been update since its original posting date with even more women educators that have caught our eye on Twitter with their engaging content and thought leadership!  Students get so much more out of the classroom than the set curriculum. They learn about societal norms, what they like and don’t like, …

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February Educators of the Month: 7 Black Educators to Follow on Twitter

Black educators are, and always have been, invaluable. Their work reaches far beyond the classroom with its positive impact on all students and their fellow educators of color. Yet, Black educators still face systemic obstacles not experienced by their white peers, severe undervaluing and recognition of their work, and hostile work environments.  In spite of …

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January Educator of the Month: Director of Technology Integration and Innovation Kimberly Walker

We’re setting the bar high for 2021 Educators of the Month with standout educator at the Agnes Irwin School, Kimberly Walker! Kim was one of the first to take her students 1:1 with Ozobot, and we had the pleasure of getting to know her and her passion for keeping her students engaged with STEAM during …

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December Educator of the Month: STEAM Lead Teacher Sharon Clark

As 2020 comes to a close, we are excited to announce our final Educator of the Month for the year: Sharon Clark! Sharon is the STEAM Lead Teacher at Haywood County Schools, and she caught our attention on Twitter with thoughtful questions from her students about Ozobot. We just had to get to know the …

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September Educator of the Month: Math/Science Specialist Tomika Altman

We have an extra special educator to shoutout as we come to the tail end of September: Ozobot Certified Educator (CE) Tomika Altman. Tomika is the K-5 Math/Science Specialist & Interventionist at Seawell Elementary Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Are you surprised to hear that a Math/Science Specialist can become an …

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July Educator of the Month: Kendra Jordan’s Social Emotional Approach to Tutoring

July’s Ozobot Educator of the Month, Kendra Jordan, is one of those educators who gets creative in challenging times. She saw significant pain points with distance learning–particularly for students with special needs and different learning styles–and designed and launched a totally unique tutoring solution this summer with My S.E.A.T.–My Social Emotional Approach to Tutoring.  After …

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