Austin ISD Technology Design Coaches partner with our community of learners to design blended learning that elevates individual breakthroughs, collaborative experiences, and positive classroom culture.
Meghan Buchanan and Laurie Beaman talk to LBJ Early College HS and LASA HS students and staff about their Virtual Prom Event which took place on Saturday May 2nd via Zoom and Instagram live. This prom was important in so many ways, not for prom king and queen or who “wore it best” but because a community was able to come together with the music they love, the people they miss, and a celebration they won’t soon forget.
You can read more about this event in our blog post.
Host: Vanessa Jones
Guests: Mary Tijerina and Eliza Loyola
Vanessa Jones hosts Maria Tijerina, PreK teacher, and, Eliza Loyola, principal, from Menchaca Elementary in a conversation about challenges and celebrations during the quick shift to remote learning. Connecting, supporting, and empathizing with the entire Menchaca community -- students, parents, and staff -- has been key to making the best of this unprecedented situation.
Mary reminds us to "start with the heart and to also be kind to yourself this is a learning experience for all of us."
We featured Rae Hudson in a post last week called Heroes of a New Reality: Ms. Hudson's Magic School Bus. The enthusiasm and pride in Rae's responses can be best captured in her own voice. We hope sharing the audio from Emily Smith-Buster's interview with Rae will give all an even better appreciation of this remarkable Austin ISD hero.