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
Heather Hanks is the Genius Bar teacher and Teacher Talent Developer at Bloomingdale High School. Prior to that, she served as a mentor for the district and a journalism, photography and social media teacher at Bloomingdale High School, where she formerly advised the national-award winning Minotaur yearbook and Bull’s Eye newsmagazine. She is currently serving as a Florida Teacher Leader Fellow, one of forty educators in the state and the only in the district working with the Lastinger Center at the University of Florida to improve teacher leadership and teaching quality. She is certified as a Master Journalism Educator by the Journalism Education Association and certified as an Adobe Certified Expert Design Specialist in Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat. She won teacher of the year at Bloomingdale High School in 2012, FSPA district journalism teacher of the year and state finalist in 2012, and was named a national Rising Star by JEA in 2012. She enjoys working in educational technology, serving on the district’s BYOD and digital citizenship committee and creating an app for Bloomingdale. She started the first social media academic program in the state, and began a popular program in AP Photography.
Categories: 1:1 Computers, AP Photography, App Creation for Schools, Apple Computers & Devices, BYOD, Communications, Contact for Areas of Expertise, Digital Citizenship, Instructional Technology, Makerspace, Master Trainer, Photography, Project Innovate, School Branding, Service Learning, Social Media, Student Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Technology, Technology Training
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