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It is my goal to meet each student where they are, identify what they need to work on, and provide them with the tools to achieve success. I work tirelessly to provide my students with experiences and opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have.

Doing the Daily 5


October 10, 2009
Chicago Regional Smart User Conference
"Ten Tips and Tools for Using Your Interactive Whiteboard"

October 2010
Chicago Regional Smart User Conference
"Effectively Using Your SMARTBoard with Primary Students"

May 2012
MN EL Conference
"The Importance of Student Stories/VoiceThread"
Please check out my Donor's Choose projects. I have received 51 Donor's Choose projects (materials worth over $18,000). Many class materials, projects and website subscriptions have been made possible through Donor's Choose!

It is an honor to have been selected as a 2012-2013 Rochelle Lee Teacher. I am excited for the professional development and resources that comprise this award!

I am pleased to announce that I was a 2010 Target Field Trip Grant recipient. My 2010-2011 Second Graders visited the Chicago Children's Museum thanks to the generosity of Target. Please check out the photos of our trip!

My project "Simple Machines in Action" was selected for a 2011 Kids in Need Grant!

Visiting Legoland thanks to
Donors Choose!
My chapter, "The Importance of Student Stories" is in Innovative Voices in Education, which was published in early 2012! You can find more information here.

In November 2011, my work at Passages was featured in SMART Technologies' EdCompass Magazine. Check it out on pages 18 and 19!

In March 2011 my guest blog post was featured on Brain Pop Educators.

See Abcteach's January Classroom spotlight where I am featured!

In August 2010 I was featured on the Brain Pop blog for my efforts in securing funds to have Brain Pop, Jr. in my classroom.

My Daily 5 Website mentioned in The 2 Sisters' Tip of the Week, February 10, 2012

Karyn Keenan,
Jan 8, 2012, 9:10 AM