Meet Shellie Carson & Deanna Menchaca, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers
Posted by: Elena Ontiveros
As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!
Building and Spreading the Edmodo Wildfire
Wednesday, August 6, 4:30 pm–5:15 pm PDT
Shellie Carlson and Deanna Menchaca will be co-presenting about the collaborative learning environment they launched in the form of a student Tech Camp. That’s when they discovered Edmodo, the platform used to allow students to work through blended- and project-based activities to achieve mastery in a differentiated and self-paced manner. Hear their story about how the synergetic and exciting climate spread very quickly—like wildfire—throughout the school, and how all teachers, students, and parents have become Edmodo believers.
Shellie Carson is currently an Instructional Technology Specialist in Irving, Texas, where she’s been for the last two years, after five years as an elementary school teacher. She thoroughly enjoys coaching educators through engaged and authentic learning, and infusing technology to improve the critical thinking level of instruction and student performance. As an independent consultant, Shellie works with various school districts on technology integration and has loved using Edmodo for all of her many trainings.
When asked why she wanted to speak at EdmodoCon, Shellie replied, “Over the last two years, I’ve grown to love Edmodo! Everything it can do to make reaching students easier and more impactful, and the global platform it offers is like nothing else out there. Students love it and teachers love it. As an instructional coach, I was able to bring all of these features to teachers, students, parents, and administrators alike in order to increase the level and excitement of learning and see its benefits. I cannot stop bragging about the enormous impact Edmodo has had on everyone it touches.”
Shellie’s favorite Edmodo feature is how teachers around the globe can all join the same group and connect their students together in a safe environment. Global learning is truly where the future of education is heading, for both students and teachers.
After 14 years teaching in the same school, Deanna Menchacha sought change. Little did she know it would mold her into a better teacher and guide her to a more defined career path. After pushing herself and her 1st graders into the digital world, her campus took on more digital learning opportunities, which piqued her interest in sharing her passion with others. This fall, Deanna looks forward to working with other teachers to develop lessons for their students as she moves into her new role on as an Instructional Technology Specialist.
When asked why she wanted to speak at EdmodoCon, Deanna replied, “I’m excited to share with others some of the great things we’ve started at our campus using Edmodo. With our launch of Edmodo Tech Camp less than two years ago, our school is well on its way to becoming a completely digital age learning school with students using technology on a daily basis.”
Deanna’s favorite Edmodo feature is the ease of communication. Whether it’s with students, their parents, other teachers, or Edmodo Support, it’s quick and easy to get answers to questions and share learning.