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Working to bring early childhood education into the future

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and projects I'm currently working on.

 
 
 
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Digitally Smart from the Start

I am an early childhood educator who believes that even our youngest students should be provided with learning experiences that reflect how we live, play, and think in our digitally rich world.

 
 
 
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Developing Multimodal Literacies

Communication in today’s world is no longer limited to text on a page. This means that our students need to be prepared to share ideas using a variety of tools and modalities. I believe that the building blocks of these literacies can be laid from the very start.

 
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Building Fluency Across Tools

Being able to communicate in complex ways also means developing fluency across tools and platforms we may use. Explore how I work daily to begin helping young students develop skills for independence in our digital world. 

 

 
 
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Bringing educators together 

Teaching in the digital era means that we are no longer isolated in our own classrooms and schools! #IntEarlyEd (formerly #KchatAP) is a Twitter hashtag community built to bring together educators from across the globe who are passionate about early childhood education. Join us once a month for a chat or simply join the conversation on the tag!

 
 
 
 
 
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Collaborations and Communities

I care about opportunities to collaborate with committed early childhood educators to build an environment where our students grow as passion-seekers and problem-solvers, ready for the future.

 
 
 

Speaking Events & Workshops

Take a look at some of the conferences I have spoken at or workshops that I will be running in the future.

 
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Digital Collaborations

Click on the button below to learn more about my work with professional communities such as Eduro and podcast appearances.

 

 
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Traveling Teddy

The Traveling Teddy Bears Project was started in 2014 with the goal of connecting young children in classrooms across the globe. This year each of our bears is supporting one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to help spread awareness in schools around the globe!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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About


 
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Hi! My name is Pana and as you may have guessed, I am a teacher of young children. I spent seven years teaching in the classroom and now I’ve moved on to my passion for Technology and Design! I love what I do and the longer I do it the more passionate I become about learning. I am the founder of #IntEarlyEd (International Early Educators), and creator of the Traveling Teddy Project.  I am an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2015), Book Creator and Seesaw Ambassador, and 2018 awardee of ISTE’s Kay L. Bitter Award. As a visual learner, I’ve tried to organize some tidbits about my life into a mindmap an attempt to make it less confusing. Click on the image to view the interactive version of this Popplet map.

 
 
 
 
 

Resume

Here are some of the great places I had a pleasure working at.
To learn more about me click on the button below to see my full CV.


 
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TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN COACH (PREK-2)

Taipei American School
2014-Present

  • Develop and implement the STEAM curriculum for PreK-2, which includes 3D print design, coding and robotics, engineering, and digital and media literacy
  • Implement Seesaw as the student portfolio and blogging platform for PreK-2
  • Meet and collaborate with grade level and specialist teams on technology integration
  • Plan and host an annual 2-day family STEAM event
 

 

HOMEROOM TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN)

Taipei American School
2013-2014

  • Implemented TCRWP reading and writing units, Words Their Way, Handwriting Without Tears, FOSS Science, and Math Connects
  • Maintained a class blog and student blogs
  • Worked with team members to develop units in each curricular area as well as Engineering

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HOMEROOM TEACHER (KINDERGARTEN 1)

ISS International School
2011-2013

  • Member ofthe Math, I.T., and Program of Inquiry Committees
  • Collaborated on the development ofthe early years curriculum for Literacy, Math, and the Program of Inquiry
  • Maintained a class blog

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ENGLISH HOMEROOM TEACHER (YEAR 1)

Victoria Shanghai Academy
2009-2011

  • Year 1 Math coordinator
  • Planned and taught English Reading and Writing
  • Collaborated with a Chinese teaching partner on implementation of Math and Program of Inquiry
  • Collaborated with Math Coordinators on curriculum implementation, assessment, and integration into Units of Inquiry

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ENGLISH HOMEROOM TEACHER (PRE-NURSERY AND K2)

Victoria Educational Organisation
2007-2009

  • Planned and taughttwo half-day bilingual classes
  • Collaborated with two different Chinese teaching partners to execute the Program of Inquiry
  • Aided in running a Jolly Phonics workshop for parents

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ESL INSTRUCTOR (K2)

Bangkok Patana School
2004-2005

  • Developed and implemented ESL curriculum based on individual student needs and the British National Curriculum
  • Provided push-in and pull-out supportfor students

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TEACHING ASSISTANT
(YEAR 1)

Bangkok Patana School
2003-2004

  • Implemented lessons in small groups for literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, and art
  • Collaborated with two homeroom teachers on lesson planning and classroom management
 
 

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