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All About Mrs. Mokry

Educational Technology Facilitator (ETF)

8 I bring to the students and staff at Grafton Bethel  12 years of experience as a York County teacher.  I taught grades 6-8 at Yorktown Middle and have worked as an ETF in several buildings.  For the past 5 years I have worked solely with the schools and teachers (grades k-12) whose buildings were being infused with technology.  I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with classroom teachers and also directly with students at Grafton Bethel.  Interestingly enough, I attended Grafton Bethel as a 5th and 6th grader during the 1980s.  To learn more about my educational philosophy, please scroll down.

 

8 I work a part-time schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays plus alternating Fridays.  When I am not at GBES, I am home with my young children. 

 

8 I will be sponsoring a Technology Club this year with a focus on fun and the mastery of skills to build a level of expertise that can be utilized in the classroom to the benefit of other classmates and the teacher.

 

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It is my philosophy and experience that the real power of educational technology is integration.  It is a cross-curricular instructional tool for differentiation and student engagement.  Students utilize technology on their personal time, thus integration strengthens the home-school connection with real world skills that, research shows, increases the quality of student product.  Educational technology integration not only embodies multiple intelligences, but also supports the simultaneous demonstration of multiple learning objectives while questioning students’ thinking at the highest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Furthermore, 21st Century skills prepare students to be the collaborative decision-makers of the future.  I believe the value in students choosing technologies organizes their thinking, increases their productivity, and adds their unique voice to their published work.  The foundation students need for tomorrow, begins with the skills they learn and master today.