The contributors are teachers and administrators with varied experiences in the field of education. Our mission is to present education news on the cutting edge. The site is primarily designed for classroom teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Our goal is to share issues that are current in education and discuss the latest technology that impacts the classroom. We search news sites, education materials, and tap into the professional experiences of our members in order to create unique content that educators can use to enhance their practice. We hope that teachers will link in, discuss, and share their own ideas about the topics that we present.
Our future plans include having weekly podcasts that will feature current issues and discussion about our understandings of how these topics impact the practice of education professionals. In our podcasts, professional teachers and students will be networking to discuss best practice and current ideas designed to help teachers be more effective in the classroom. Parents can gain better understanding of how pedagogy impacts the learning of the students we serve. We currently have many visitors to the site and numerous school districts observing, tweeting, and sharing our posts.
Kate S. Nitzken, NBCT
Kate is a National Board Certified teacher who has taught English Language Arts and the performing arts. She has been in the classroom for 15 years, coming from the entertainment industry before she became a professional teacher. Teaching in both private and public schools, Kate has a unique understanding of the difficulties facing professional teachers in both types of school systems. She believes that teaching with technology is critical for students who will be successful in the future. Having teachers connect and discuss ideas is the best way for teachers to improve the methods that they use. Knowing how hard teachers work, her specific interest includes providing a website that keeps teachers informed thus allowing teachers to make time for the news in their own industry.
Matt J. Nitzken
A doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering who also has a master’s in bioengineering. He serves as webmaster and technology expert for Altering Education. He has taught at university, but prefers to keep abreast of the latest technological information as he creates medical software. He has a strong interest in encouraging teachers and parents to embrace the future of STEM coursework for today’s students.
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As a third year teacher, Ian provides a unique perspective as a new teacher in the public school system. He is and English teacher and athletic coach using a very motivational approach to engage students.
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