My name is Kristi Meeuwse and I teach kindergarten in Charleston, SC. Having taught 24 plus years in Charleston County Schools, I have been involved in technology in some capacity for most of those years. In January, 2011, my kindergarten class started a 1:1 iPad pilot for the school district. You can read how it all got started here. Our achievement results so far have been outstanding. As a Literacy Lab for the State of SC, I mentor teachers in implementing the Reading and Writing Workshop Model in their classroom as well as have observers come to see the model in place in my classroom. The addition of 1:1 iPads and personalized learning has changed my whole approach to teaching literacy. I am also a very proud Apple Distinguished Educator!
Outside of the classroom
- Staff development in literacy
- Staff development in technology
- presenting at technology conferences
- iPad classes
- Smart Board classes
- Public speaking
- Curriculum planning
- iBooks Author Writer
My work with iPads, and especially with iPads in early literacy, has been the most rewarding so far. I hope to share some of those experiences here. Welcome to my blog!