Episode 3 – Thematic Planning (maybe)

As Heard on the Podcast: Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines– Research based, developmentally appropriate, guidelines for prekindergarten in the state of Texas. Most state prekindergarten classrooms are half day, but some paid for and public programs are full day.


It has been a wild couple of weeks… Sarah has since changed her dramatic play learning space to a medical office. She also hosted an “ABC Extravaganza.” It was a creative way to work on letter symbol-sound correspondence. I’m going to work on an early elementary Core Content page. We have a lot to share. […]

Kids Know Best: Little Bits STEM Kit

I heard about Little Bits a few years ago.  At the time, I was a 5th-grade science teacher.  There was an interactive display set-up at the local children’s museum and I tinkered with the brightly colored puzzle pieces of circuit connections.  This brought to mind a few questions. Can students truly understand the basics of circuits […]

Meet Mackenzie

In my day-to-day life, I work as an instructional technology specialist for a rural school district located just outside of Austin, TX.  A fun feature of my job is my freedom to test products.  There are so many educational materials that support learners of all ages acquisition of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  I like […]

Transforming a Space

I started my career in education as a Prekindergarten teacher.  Working in early elementary, fostering foundational skills that students will utilize throughout their educational career and later in life, has guided my instruction and continued learning.  A few years ago a good friend of mine began her teaching career in the same setting.  Sarah is […]


This semester I worked on two project plans that went far beyond what I might have detailed as a project plan at the start of my career as an Instructional Technology Specialist.  One of the main functions of my position is offering relevant professional development that can be used in the classroom setting the day […]