Friday, November 21, 2008

Pearson's 2008 Teachers of the Year Videos

Several weeks ago I was in New York with the other state teachers of the year and attended our last activity as a group. We were the guests of Pearson and had the opportunity to create a short video answering the question "Why Do I Teach?" It was a great experience as each of us created a short video in one afternoon of work. The videos of all the 2008 state teachers of the year are now posted online.

Link to see all the 2008 Teacher of the Year Videos from Pearson

I encourage you to visit the site and view some of the videos. Over the past 10 months this group of teachers became incredibly close and I have enjoyed viewing each of the videos and recalling conversations I have had with each of them. These teachers have so much to share and hearing their stories is truly inspiring.

I would like to thank Pearson for the opportunity to capture our stories and allow us as a group to experience digital storytelling. Pearson also provided each of us with a Flip videocam to use for future projects and I have truly enjoyed using this device which I think should be in the hands of each teacher in America.


  1. Why no teachers from Ohio?? I wasn't busy, I'd of come up for a Flip camera...

    Very cool. I liked your video.

  2. KC Carter - The Ohio teacher of the year was music teacher George Edge - awesome guy. He was unable to attend the event in New York with us because his students were performing at an important event and he needed to be there with his students.

    Also, thanks for posting the video of my students getting punked with the Declaration of Independence break up letter. Very cool.

    Thanks for listening.


  3. Oh, my kids loved it. Told my principal about it. He thought it was awesome. Thanks for taking the time to visit my site. It's a work in progress...