My Profile Page 2017-2018

Profile

My name is Amy Gwizdz.  I am a Technology Instructional Coach for Dearborn Public Schools.  I am currently in my 21st year of teaching for Dearborn.

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My Alma Mater

I graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts and a minor in Math. 

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Academic goals

I want to become a Level 2 Certified Google Educator.

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Career goals

My goal is to get all elementary teachers using technology in their classrooms effectively and efficiently in order to impact student achievement positively. 

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My Family

My husband of 19 years, Brian, is a business banker for Chase.  My oldest daughter, Sara, is a sophomore at Churchill High School in Livonia.  My youngest daughter, Alison, is an eighth-grader at Frost Middle School in Livonia.  

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What I Do

As a Tech Coach, I work with teachers and their classes to use technology as a tool to dig deeper into student learning.  Through technology, I hope to empower the students by offering them choices in their learning by giving them control over what they need to learn and how they go about learning it.

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Personal goals

I have a goal to run another half marathon, especially the Bayshore Half in Traverse City, Michigan.  I would also love to travel to Bora Bora.  It has been a lifelong dream of mine!  Eventually, I want to learn how to knit and to finish reading all the Newbery Award winning children's books. 

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Education history

Majored in Language Arts Minored in Mathematics

Address: Dearborn, Michigan

Completed 2 classes toward an Educational Technology certificate.

Address: East Lansing, Michigan
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Employment history

Elementary teacher for grades 1-5, technology teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Intervention teacher, technology coach

Address: Dearborn, Michigan
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Certifications

Earned my Reading Recovery certificate from Western Michigan University.

Google Certified Educator
2017
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Professional memberships

Academic fraternity at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Michigan Association of Computer Users and Learners

International Society for Technology in Education

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