Meet Heather Lamb

Heather

Deep roots in the field.

Utilizing my skills, expertise and technology know-how as a former K-12 practitioner, I understand first hand the impact of effective use and innovation of technology in the teaching and learning process. I help educators create a culture of learning, so the students take a front seat, the practices, curriculum, ideas, fill the back seat while the integration of technology become transparent throughout the entire process. 

I have presented on a variety of topics at local/district, state, and national conferences. A few of my favorites session and conventions: Library Love Meets Technology, Clay Animation, Content Creation Know-How; ISTE, TCEA, FETC.

I have also hosted several webinars (archived now) and written a few blog entries hosted by SMART Technologies. 

Connections & Relationships.

With Pre/post sales education consultancy & advocacy experience, I connect with educators around the world. I thrive in an active personal learning network of trusted and respected educators. I create, promote and influence strong professional learning strategies. I understand how teacher efficacy levels and beliefs impact the levels of technology integration, effective use, and the benefits of powerful teaching and learning experiences.

I thrive in an active personal learning network (@heatherlamb08 on twitter) of trusted and respected educators. I promote and influence strong professional learning strategies. I understand how teacher efficacy levels and beliefs impact the levels of technology integration, effective use, and the benefits of powerful teaching and learning experiences.

Elementary & Secondary experience.

16 years in public education, as a teacher and library media specialist, I support the idea of a flexible access library program and believe that the most important space of school is the library.

I have experience in a 1:1 setting, rolling out a laptop immersion pilot to 950 middle schoolers in a low-socio economic school district in Texas. I understand what it means when students are engaged in the learning process, not just replicating or substituting technology hardware or software, because... it's available.

As a constructivist, change-maker, facilitator, & mentor, I believe two of my roles as an instructional leader are to model positive behaviors of inquiry & curiosity and to cultivate, blend and support students and peers with their varied approaches to problem-solving.

What's got me curious right now?

Design thinking... the social dynamics to rethink and redesign the classroom. What makes learning great? How does technology affirm and advance the relationships between educators and students?

Always a learner.

I am a Doctoral Candidate (Ph.D.) in the Learning Technologies program @ the University of North Texas. My dissertation topic: learning affordances of the modern day technological 'sand box'.

My doctoral portfolio:
http://halambdocportfolio.weebly.com/

Seymour Sarason, 2004 wrote: "Learning is not a thing. Learning is a process that occurs in an interpersonal and group context, and it is always composed of an interaction of factors to which we append labels such as motivation, cognition, emotion or affect, and attitude."

 

A couple of fun facts. 

I doodle and giggle. I like to push my thinking and hopefully yours and sometimes I daydream. I am tea drinker (with milk and sugar); love to travel to exotic places. I love a good realistic fiction book, but I am currently reading Creative Confidence. Music? You might find a little Adele, Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons in my playlist.

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 A few of my favorite things...