Welcome to this exploration into teaching and learning. 
I hope to document my learning and progress towards our school mission: "To enable a child to be a thinking, caring, productive person using high academic standards in a positive environment." 

That mission guides our technology plan as well: "Students today enjoy the connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. Our goal is to bring instruction into that cloud as an educational network to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very connected world so that students develop the collaborative, participatory, and communicative skills required in their futures...Considering our mission statement and given that the purpose of education is to prepare students to be productive and caring adults, we believe that technology is a necessary tool for learning that expands our instructional repertoire and is the vehicle that maximizes the capacity of all teachers and learners. It is the vision of Nespelem School District that students be engaged in a stimulating academic environment and an engaging, highly relevant, rigorous curriculum — student-centered and focused inquiry-based learning."

Should you have any questions, please contact me at sheri@nsdeagles.org    Sheri Edwards

Navigation and Journal

In the Navigation Sidebar at left, please follow the flow of my journey to engage students in successful learning. You will find my journal of activities and reflections, artifacts, files, several blogs, and an About Me page.


  • Reflections consider the big picture:

    • What? (the artifacts that I have collected from the past)
    • So What? (what these artifacts show about my learning at the present time)
    • Now What? (my future learning goals)
  • Interactive Notebooks READING INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKSWhat:Students keep notes of lessons and handouts on right side of spiral notebook. Practice and application of lesson by students occurs on the left side, either ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2011, 9:34 PM by sheri@nsdeagles.org
  • Google Gifts I've been working with Google Apps in my classroom for two years. Students apply their writing strategies for revision online in apps. They have written letters of thanks, letters ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2011, 10:21 PM by sheri@nsdeagles.org
  • Blog Comments What:Authentic writing: that was the goal. What can my students write that is authentic? I know I want my students to blog, and that is coming, but one of ...
    Posted May 28, 2011, 5:40 PM by sheri@nsdeagles.org
  • Vocabulary What:Each Wednesday, we would read an article or story and student words within the text.Click here for the strategy sheet.After our vocabulary training and knowing our NWEA ...
    Posted May 29, 2011, 1:57 PM by sheri@nsdeagles.org
  • Interactive Notebooks What:Students take notes in a notebook: lesson notes on right page; application on adjacent left page.  ExampleSo What:This was my first time implementing this model. I'd ...
    Posted May 29, 2011, 1:53 PM by sheri@nsdeagles.org
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Purpose and Reflection

What is the purpose of this portfolio?

In order to meet the mission, I hope to create projects that include the STAR protocol of Skills/Knowledge to teach and learn, Thinking strategies to solve problems, Application activities to model real content and process, and Relationship building to advance the engagement of students in their learning. In order to be applicable to the world students live in and enter, I also hope to advance our school's technology goals by including technology in projects as powerful learning experiences. Therefore, my STAR protocol is START: Skills Thinking Application Relationships Technology. 

As I complete projects, I will reflect on their significance towards meeting these goals.