Richard A. Shields Elementary School, Cape Henlopen, Delaware
Kristin is a National Board Certified Math Specialist at Richard A. Shields Elementary School in the Cape Henlopen School District in Lewes, Delaware. During her 19 years in education, she has taught 5th–8th grade math, as well as spent two years as a K-5 Math Specialist. She feels fortunate to be involved with Illustrative Mathematics, Smarter Balanced, and Teaching Channel on projects developing math tasks, facilitating professional development, and blogging about these experiences. She is always excited to share her love of teaching at conferences such as NCTM, NCSM, and ISTE, as well as on her blog. Connect with Kristin on Twitter: @MathMinds.
Getting Better Together: Coaching Towards Collaborative Learning
See how Kristin goes about establishing a culture of learning in her PLCs.
Getting Better Together: Four Tips For A Successful Learning Lab
Kristin continues to adjust and improve upon her process with each Learning Lab she leads. Check out her latest reflections.
Getting Better Together: Exploring The Best Aspects of Virtual PD
Lessons learned from a video-conference PD session.
Getting Better Together: Learning Labs: Take One
Kristin reflects on the first Learning Lab cycle.
Building A Worldwide Math Community
Kristin discovers the power of social media to enlarge her professional learning community — and elevate her conference-going experience.
Getting Better Together: Establishing Our Collaborative Work Norms
Surprising parallels exist between the norms that help guide students, and the norms that guide us as adults.
Getting Better Together: Establishing a Culture of Collaborative Learning
Collaborative learning is something that needs to be cultivated among adult learners as well as students.
Bringing Professional Books to Life with Twitter
Twitter has radically altered Kristin's professional learning -- for the better.
Powerful Problem Solving... For Teachers and Students
Teachers - as well as students - should be solving problems to learn math (and not learning math to solve problems).
ShadowCon: Extending Conference Learning
Thanks to social media, learning doesn't end when the conference is over.
Developing a Math Team: Online and In Person
Reflections on a collaborative professional learning experience.
Making Learning Public Through Teacher Time-outs
Kristin and her colleagues use a teacher time-out to pause instruction during their learning lab.
Creating a Culture of Collaborative Learning
Kristin leads a third grade math team through a learning lab cycle.
Reflecting on Teaching and Learning About Fractions
Kristin teaches the same lesson as an educator across the country and the two reflect on the process.
Meet Kristin Gray: Tch Laureate
Kristin talks about the impact of social media on her practice as a math specialist.
Meet the Tch Laureate Bunch
Teaching Channel Laureates define what getting better together means to them.