Fridley teachers honored with awards
Nicole Moussette and Candice Riley, two teachers at Fridley Public Schools, have been selected as 2012 TIES Exceptional Teachers, according to an announcement from Fridley School District 14.
Each year, two Fridley teachers are selected for the TIES Exceptional Teacher Award. Moussette and Riley will be recognized Tuesday, Dec. 11, during the TIES 2012 Educational Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency.
Moussette is a science teacher who works with at-risk students at the Fridley Area Learning Center. She has transformed her teaching by creating video tutorials and interactive course content in all of her Moodle (virtual learning environment) courses that can be used anytime, anywhere.
Moussette can be found any day of the week, any time of the day helping her colleagues with creative methods of extending their teaching with technology.
Riley and her teaching partner Dan Riley have turned their classrooms upside down by doing a grant funded one-to-one Netbook project with all of their Hayes Elementary School 4th grade students. As part of the grant, students submit their work through Google Docs. Riley’s students show their understanding of the learning targets by writing and producing short “I CAN” video tutorials posted on Moodle.
Riley shows her enthusiasm and leadership by offering a variety of staff development technology sessions with her colleagues.
Teachers are nominated by their superintendents for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in using technology in their classroom and engaging students in learning. Each teacher will be featured in the TIES Exceptional Teachers publication and will receive a certificate.