Carolyn Gallagher’s story above is one of the many great things going on in LISD. Her expertise shines as she develops and runs learning opportunities for her students.
In her classroom at Lewisville HS Harmon, ELL students (English Language Learners) were tasked with challenges like: “build a list of 3 personal goals,” and “develop a creative story based on an image.” Students worked alongside partners to complete the assignment and the role of technology is simply an element or a tool embedded in the process. Students actively helped one another when they came up again hurdles – whether they might be content, process, or tech based. Ms. Gallagher’s kind and genuine approach to her students and the work they do helps to fill the classroom with a sense of positivity and unity. Here’s a workflow graphic that puts part of the classroom experience in a visual.