Joanna Brown

Joanna Brown


I am the Technology Facilitator at Isenberg Elementary School.  This is my third year at Isenberg.  I previously served as a Technology Facilitator in Kannapolis City Schools and taught 14 years in the classroom.  This is my twenty-second year in education.  I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.  I earned both of my degrees from Appalachian State University.  I also have a certification in gifted education.  I'm looking forward to serving the students as we move through a digital conversion across the district.  

Many people may not know or understand the role of the Technology Facilitator.  I wear many hats.  My main responsibility is to coach teachers to use technology as an effective tool in their classroom.  I am also the first responder to technical difficulties within our school.  I am the person that is called when something won't work.  I manage projectors, document cameras, laptops, iPads, interactive white boards, Apple TVs, etc.  Another responsibility is maintaining the school's webpage and social media sites like Twitter.  I also supervise the publication of Isenberg's daily news show.  I serve as an instructor.   I plan PBLs and co-teach with teachers. I also work with teachers on a variety of technology-enriched projects that support their curriculum.I work with students on a variety of projects and instruct them on internet safety, digital citizenship, and responsible use of technology.   I stay informed about current technologies and their impact on instruction.   

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