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The Latest in Education Policy

Our experts dive into the latest in the world of education policy. ElevatEd Classrooms takes the politics out of education to help you understand how new policies affect the Whole Educational Community. 

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Whole Educational Community Collaborations to Reimagine School

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the importance of synergy within the Whole Educational Community. elevatEd Classrooms understands that school does not exist in a vacuum. We recognize the need to engage the diverse audiences within the Whole Educational Community to Reimagine School.

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5 Methods to Support SEL in Online Learning

5 Methods to Support SEL in Online Learning

Implement Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in your virtual and hybrid classrooms with these 5 Tips & Tricks. This week’s blog post is brought to you by a very special elevatEd Teacher-in-Training, Taylor Fussner.

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4 Lessons Learned in the Last Year

4 Lessons I’ve Learned in the Last Year

Discover what I’ve learned, observed, read, researched, felt, reflected, experimented, failed, and succeeded in the last year. This last year has helped me accept the sparkly inner strength I’ve always had within myself. This year I have decided to be my own boss, my own inner goddess.

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How Educators Reimagine School During a Pandemic

Today, schools are being asked to do the impossible – ‘reopen’ and reimagine school during a pandemic, without a lot of clarity from policy leaders. Parents and families protest in some districts, demanding their students go back to school in-person. Meanwhile, teachers voices’ are getting louder in defense of the health and safety concerns of teaching face-to-face during COVID-19.

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Coming Soon: A Podcast Built for the Whole Educational Community

We’re excited to bring you a new podcast that dives into and explores the topics that matter most to you, the student and the community. Stay tuned for more information!

Paula Blanco, MAT

Paula Blanco is currently a bilingual  kindergarten teacher at a dual-immersion school. Paula first received a bachelor’s degree in foreign language teaching and in infant education. Paula found her passion teaching and went back for a MAT Spanish (teaching Spanish as a second language).  After her education, Paula moved from Spain to the United States. Ms. Blanco is an experienced teacher with 9+ years of classroom experience.

Amiee Masters Altman, MsEd

Aimee Masters Altman is currently a middle school language arts teacher in southern New Jersey.  As a teacher with over 13 years experience, she has worked as a Kindergarten-6th grade Library-Media Specialist, a 3rd grade inclusion teacher, as well as a middle school language arts teacher.  Mrs. Altman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sociology with a concentration in health and medicine and a minor in Women’s Studies.  During her time at UPenn, she found her passion for teaching while working the Extended School Year program for students with special needs.  She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Education in Reading/Writing/Literacy with a certification as a Reading Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania School of Education.  She continued her education for a Library-Media Specialist certification at Rutgers University.  Mrs. Altman has sat on many committees to analyze, select, and write curriculum.

Korey Sewell, PhD

Dr. Korey Sewell , founder of Hands-On Technology Education, is a professional engineer and educator specializing in Computer Science & Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (2012) and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Riverside (2004). His professional background consists of work at places such as Intel, Apple, Qualcomm and MIPS Technologies with interests in Microprocessors, CPU Workloads, and Simulation Methodology. As an educator, Dr. Sewell aspires for Hands-On Technology to continue to fulfill its mission of empowering the K-12 demographic with innovative, practical, and affordable technology-based activities (summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs).

Jacqueline Masters, EDS, MA

Jacqueline received her Ed.S and M.A. degree in School Psychology from Rowan University and her B.S. degree in Psychology from Drexel University. She is currently certified in New Jersey and practices full time in the public school system. She has been working with the elementary and middle school students for 6+ years. She works to consult and collaborate with teachers, parents, and students to maximize their education and social experience. Additionally she completes cognitive and behavioral assessments as part of the Special Education process. She specializes in educating students, teachers, and parents on a variety of disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, as well mood disorders and various developmental disorders.