Ms. Apgar has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 22 years-all 22 years at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy (formerly Middleton Middle School and Ferrell Middle School). She earned National Board Certification in 2005, scored for National Boards for the two summers that followed, and renewed certification in 2014. Ms. Apgar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education, as well as a Master of Instructional Technology degree from the University of South Florida. Ms. Apgar is certified in Math 6 – 12 and Middle Grades Math 5 – 9, and also has her Gifted Endorsement. Along the years, Ms. Apgar has helped write and implement Geometry content training through the ACE and Promise grants, and helped write various mathematics curricula for the last two summers.
Categories: Classroom Management, Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Instructional Technology, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Model Classroom, Middle, Technology Training
Julie Hiltz is a National Board Certified media specialist currently in her 13th year of teaching. She received her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida in 2002. Julie is working in a hybrid role as a Teacherpreneur for the 14-15 school year. Her work centers around networking and advocating for teacher leaders in Florida and helping them identify their passions and skills to personalize their leadership experience. Julie has served as the Lutz Elementary School Advisory Committee Chairperson and on the board of the Hillsborough Association of School Library Media Specialists.
Categories: Blogging, Community Building, Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Digital Citizenship, Education Policy, Literature Programs (FRA, BOB), Mission & Vision, Online Learning, Social Media, Teacher Leadership
Categories: Apple Computers & Devices, Behavior Management, Blogging, Bulletin Boards, BYOD, Character, Classroom Community, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Management, Classroom Space, Communicating with Students (3A), Communications, Community Building, Complex Reading in the Content Area, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Learning, Creating an Environment of Respect & Rapport (2A), Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness (3E), Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Designing Student Assessments (1F), Digital Citizenship, Education Policy, Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Framework for Teaching, Group Work Strategies, Instructional Technology, Literature Programs (FRA, BOB), Makerspace, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Mentoring Students, Mentoring Teachers, Mission & Vision, Model Media Center, Online Learning, Organizing Physical Space (2E), Procedures & Routines, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Project Innovate, Promoting and Modeling Great Character, Reflecting on Teaching (4A), School Branding, Service Learning, Setting Instructional Outcomes (1C), Social Media, Special Education, Storytelling, Student Leadership, Technology, Technology Training