I spent the 2011-2012 school year on leave from teaching while I finished writing my first book titled Blended Learning for Grades 4-12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create a Student-Centered Classroom (Corwin Publishing). I am an advocate for a teacher-designed blended learning model that encourages educators to engage students in active learning online using a range of Web 2.0 tools to complement traditional instruction.
In addition to writing, I spent my year off leading professional development (online and in person), designing curriculum and support resources, and speaking at EdTech events (CUE, TIES, FETC, ISTE, etc.) all over the country on subjects related to blended learning, flipped classroom, and online discussions.
I earned my B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and received my Single Subject English Credential and Education Masters from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Masters in Education focused on creating and maintaining a safe space in the classroom to lower the affective filter and create a more supportive and effective learning environment to foster dynamic discussions and improve learning outcomes.
Find me on Twitter at @Catlin_Tucker.
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