Using Wonderopolis in the classroom: Educators share best practices

On the second day of the 20th National Conference on Family Literacy, five educators and instructional technologists shared their experiences and expertise during the What’s So Wonderful about Wonderopolis┬«? featured session.

In this popular session, presenters shared their stories of how they’ve used Wonderopolis, NCFL’s family learning website, in their schools and classrooms. During the Q&A, one attendee asked for the presenters’ contact information so she could follow up with additional questions. We thought that was a great idea!

Below is a list of the presenters from the session, along with their titles and contact information. In addition to their e-mail addresses, we’ve also listed Twitter accounts and links to their blogs. Both are excellent resources for learning how educators are using Wonderopolis to propel the learning of children and families in exciting and innovative ways.

 

Dorene Bates
District Instructional Technologist
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
E-mail: dtbates@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
Twitter: @dbates479
Blog: learningtech20.blogspot.com/

 

Maria Caplin
5th Grade Teacher, Bailey Elementary
Dublin City Schools, Ohio
E-mail: caplin_maria@dublinschools.net
Twitter: @mariacaplin
Blog: www.teachingin21.blogspot.com/

 

Melissa Edwards
District Instructional Technologist
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina
E-mail: mwedwards@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
Twitter: @mwedwards
Blog: mwedwardstechnology.blogspot.com/

Jon Fines
Kindergarten Teacher, Cold Springs Elementary
Missoula County Public Schools, Montana
E-mail: jcfines@mcps.k12.mt.us
Twitter: @Mr_Fines
Blog: kfdragons.blogspot.com/ (for his kindergarten class)

Kelly J. Wilson
District Community Education Director
Even Start/Family Literacy Director
Bath County Schools, Kentucky
E-mail: kelly.wilson@bath.kyschools.us