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Collaboratory members share expertise at UNC Charlotte conference

On March 3, CTQ teacherpreneur Nancy Gardner (speaker pictured at right) and CTQ-NC member Lindsey Walborn shared their expertise as teachers and leaders at the UNC Charlotte College of Education's Spring 2015 Teacher To Teacher Conference. 

Nancy, who teaches English in Mooresville Graded School District, led a workshop session on how to increase student engagement by building trust, and also delivered the keynote address, titled "A Place at the Table." Nancy exhorted the audience of more than 200 NC teachers to step up as leaders of the profession: "Teachers deserve a place at the table in the conversations about our profession. Using our power, expertise, and leadership, we should be able to influence others to recognize the importance of quality teaching and learning." 

Lindsey, a high school math teacher in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, presented two sessions on Common Core-aligned instruction. "Differentiating with Technology" provided teachers with opportunities to learn about and experiment with programs like IXL, Blendspace, and Socrative to create resources for students. "Using Card Sorts in Math" focused on using hands-on, visual activities to support struggling learners to make connections.