Angelina Kreger currently serves the
Novi Community School District as an Instructional Coach. Angelina taught Big History, World History, and ESL World History and other social studies and English courses for nine years at NCSD. Prior to that time, she taught social studies at a charter school in Detroit, Michigan that serviced at-risk and adjudicated students. It was here that Angelina developed her passion for engaging and intentional curriculum design, literacy awareness, and social justice. Once she began researching instructional methodologies, "UDL became a natural fit. All of the pieces fell into place in terms of the way I began to structure my lessons and my classroom. Students became the leaders of their learning." She also currently serves as a
Big History Project Teacher Leader through the BGC3 project. Angelina holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy where she majored in History and Education. She earned a Masters degree from Wayne State University in History, as well as an additional Masters degree from Marygrove College in Educational Administration. Angelina enjoys working with teachers and students to make their unique qualities shine, and as part of the PLN4UDL she enjoys sharing those moments with other members of our UDL Army.
Follow Angelina Kreger on Twitter: @MrsKreger
Whitney teaches 7th grade English and Health at East Middle School for Farmington Public Schools. Since beginning her teaching career in Richmond, Virginia in 1999 and shortly thereafter relocating to Michigan, Tyner has made teaching her passion. She drives ingenuity in the classroom and is committed to helping Farmington Public Schools evolve into a 21st Century Learning Community.
An advocate for kids, a dedicated educator, a fearless risk taker, and Farmington's 2015 Middle School Teacher of the Year, Tyner continually searches for new ways to improve teaching and learning. If she finds synergy with a strategy such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), look out--the energy from her classroom ignites! The students marinate in that excitement and commit to excellence.
Part of Tyner's professional growth over the past four years has been enhancing her technological skills in the classroom. "Technology was not as intuitive for me as it can be for some, so I pursued the best techies in my district for help and taught myself the rest." Ultimately she decided the best way to learn was to "DO," so four years ago, she volunteered to become her school's Technology Team's Co-Chair. Now, Tyner enjoys helping her colleagues and her students become comfortable with new strategies and technology tools.
Heard in Whitney's classroom: "Blow my mind!"
Context: Incorporating the UDL guideline "Action and Expression" by giving students choices in how they will express what they know and challenging them to produce amazing artifacts (Look for some of these artifacts on Whitney's Team Tyner website!)
Follow Whitney Tyner on Twitter: @tynersf.
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