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, NBCT, PMP, is an assistant principal at Plant City High School in Florida. She has taught a variety of subjects over the past 13 years, including computer science, robotics, journalism, photography and social media. She’s helping launch the district’s pilot eSports program, and serves as a Code.org faciliator in partnership with the Tampa Bay STEM Network. She served as the first president of the Hillsborough NBCT Network, started the district’s first EdCamp, and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit for her previous school. She served as one of 40 teacher leaders as a Florida Teacher Leader Fellow with the UF Lastinger Center, and is currently serving as an ASCD Emerging Leader, class of 2018, and in Leadership Florida’s Education Class IV.
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