My name is Jeni James and I have been in Education for 29 years in many roles. I have been an elementary classroom teacher, a middle school science teacher, a GT teacher, and an Technology Integration Specialist for a most wonderful elementary school. I am currently working my DREAM JOB! I am an Instructional Technologist for my school district. I am extremely excited to come to work each and every day and to be able to help teachers in all of our buildings learn to love technology as much as I do.
I am not an expert in all things tech, but I do love finding ways to integrate technology into every day learning. I feel that this improves the quality of education for our students, prepares them for college and career, and increases student engagement. An added bonus… it makes teaching more fun too!
Pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Technology felt like the logical step for me to make sure I was providing the teachers and students I serve with the best strategies, procedures and game plan for effective integration. I have learned so much about so many areas related to technology. I have gained knowledge about how to structure our online learning opportunities, provide more effective professional development, as well as how to better support student achievement with a focus on mobile learning and creativity.
My goal for this portfolio is to share a snapshot of this incredible experience and showcase how I have grown in my knowledge of educational technology.