Hey, everyone! My name is Jennifer, otherwise known as Tech with Jen. I’m a 40 something gal from the great state of Arkansas who loves sharing resources and ideas for using technology in the classroom! Are you a teacher who has a class set of devices with no idea what to do with them? A teacher who loves learning new ways of infusing technology into the curriculum? Maybe a facilitator/administrator trying to create a plan of action to help your teachers? No matter what your needs, you have come to the right place!
I create curriculum and courses to bring fun back in the classroom and build teacher confidence. If you would like to learn more about my curriculum, just click the word “Shop” at the top of the site or click here to check out my store. I also love to share with you tips and tricks for using technology so be sure to sign-up for my newsletter or snag my free eBook about my favorite apps.
I love to collaborate with others and created my Tech with Us Community just for this reason. My mission is to bring the fun back into the classroom. I know technology plays a huge role in making this happen but can be difficult to do so if you don’t have the support. That is where the Tech with Us Team can help. We’d love for you to join us? Click here to join.
I conduct a wide range of professional development services for districts. Even though I love technology, my educational background is in literacy. I have a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialist degree in Reading. I also have my National Board Certification in Literacy. I enjoy helping teachers in their classrooms and have developed a unique model for systematically creating a capacity of experts within a district. If you are interested in learning more about my model or how I may be able to assist you, your school, or your district, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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This site is important to me, and so are you. I started my blog when I was a literacy coach to help teachers learn how to use technology during literacy instruction. Before that, I taught 2nd grade for one year and first for ten years. When I switched my position from literacy coach to put on the instructional technology hat things began to change for me. I started blogging more and getting to know people from all over the world. I soon realized I could make a difference doing what I loved even online. But, how could I leave my fantastic career and the security my job provided my family? I decided I couldn’t until something FANTASTIC happened! My district offered teachers a buyout to save money. If you had been in the district for ten years or more the district said they would pay you to leave! Many teachers were upset, and I must admit the decision to offer the buyout didn’t set well with me at first, but then it hit me. Was this a sign? Maybe a blessing from GOD? To do the things I’ve been dreaming of all these years! So after 17 years of service, I decided to leave the classroom to pursue my dream of starting my own business!
I am excited you will join me in this new chapter. Right now I am working with a few districts around the state to help build 21st-century schools. I want to help you too! That is the purpose of this site. While I will always write about technology, I am sure my topics will broaden over the next few years since I am working with K-12 schools, teachers, and students. However, I will always try to provide my readers with a mix of practical ideas along with HOW to make the ideas come to life for you in the classroom. If you like what I have to say, please share my site with your friends and colleagues.
When I am not teaching, I am busy with my husband and three kids and a son-in-law. Well, I guess they are not kids anymore. My oldest daughter is 24 years old. My son is 21 and my baby girl is 15, but she isn’t much of a baby anymore. She keeps me very busy with all of her activities. I’ve been in love with the most wonderful man for the past 28 years! He is so supportive and encouraging to me and without him I could not have done all that I have done. As a family, we love to watch movies, go out to eat, watch baseball/softball games, and go for walks. I have also started a business selling skincare products for Rodan+Fields. They have some AMAZING products! If you would like to learn more about my other endeavors be sure to visit my other blog at Jennifer Kimbrell.com.
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