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Martha Thornburgh

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Name: martha thornburgh
Job Title: Staff Development Director/Coordinator
Subject: General
Grade Level: All
Time Zone: (UTC-8) PST - Pacific Standard Time
Country: United States
Region/State: Washington
District: Mount Vernon School District
School: OTHER
City/Town: Mount Vernon
Education: Stephen F. Austin State University
Awards: NCCE Educator of the Year, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Education Trainer
Certifications: MS ed
Blog/Website: //sites.google.com/a/mvsd320.org/digital-literacy-workshop/
Twitter: mvsddigiral
About Me: This is my seventh year as Digital Literacy Specialist for the Mount Vernon School District. I love the challenge of helping teachers infuse technology into student learning. In my position, I am training teachers in conventional workshops, online tutorials and modeling in the classroom. I spend time each week working directly with students and teachers. In my 24 years of teaching, I have had the blessing to teach every grade level from pre-K to 6th grade in places as varied as the Navajo Nation, Texas, Ecuador, Kenya, and Indonesia. I am a proud Texan who loves living and working in beautiful Washington. I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an English as a Second Language and a Social Studies Endorsement. I am a lifelong learner who loves trying out new techniques and technology. I consider myself a bit of a technogeek. Travel is a passion for me. I have traveled extensively on 6 continents and have lived and worked on 4. I am on the National Leadership Council for the Discovery Educator Network and a proud Google Certified Teacher. I am a member of a team creating state assessments for technology for the state of Washington. I serve as a volunteer regional educator resource for Heifer International. I participate in the Flickr 365 Day Photo Challenge . My husband and I enjoy walking our giant mutt Holden, going on roadtrips, camping, gardening and renovating our 100+ year old home in Mount Vernon.
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