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Grade 3 in Mrs. Lynch's class.

Suzy Brooks
Technically Invisible

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walk to school dayGuest Pinner on Pinterest Boards:

Edutopia:                3rd-5th Grade Resources
ASCD:                     Elementary Education Resources with Guest Pinner Suzy Brooks
EdTechTeacher:      Digital Storytelling & Back To School Resources
TenMarks:               Math Methods, Lesson Planning, 3-5 Math, Classroom DIY, DigCit, 1:1
FableVision:            International Dot Day
Pinterest:                 Fourth Grade

Projects, Papers, Presentations, etc….

2016

Amazon Inspire, AmazonEDU
Beta Teacher for Amazon’s new Open Educational Resource

Teacher2Teacher, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
SimplySuzySays – Weekly social media contributions on a variety of education-related topics.

TenMarks, AmazonEDU
Published article: How to Make the Most of Your Break With a Summer Checklist

Passion and Purpose: Holliston Public Schools, Holliston, MA
Keynote address: Go for the Great; 3 Workshop presentations (Student Voice, Reflection and Community Service)

EdTechTeacher / Daily Genius Article
Plussing your Practice: Channeling your inner Walt Disney for the betterment of student learning.

Mill Valley Public Schools, Mill Valley, CA
Keynote address: Go for the Great; 3 Workshop presentations (Doable Projects in the Younger Grades, Virtual Field Trips and Creativity & Creation with Technology)

Leading Future Learning, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Co-Presenter: Hijack a Hashtag

AmazonEDU / ISTE 2016, Denver, CO
Presenter for AmazonEDU on their new OER: Amazon Inspire

21CL Radio Interview
Dropping Hints at ISTE 2016

EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops, Harvard University
Presenter: Empower Student Learning with Digital Portfolios
Presenter: Differentiating with Technology

Bryan Hill Elementary School, Saint Louis, MO
Presenter: Two day workshop to support an emerging Junior Journalism Program.

EdCamp Cape Cod, Mashpee, MA
Organizer, 4th annual event

ACTEM Conference, Augusta, ME
Co-Presenter: Blended Professional Development

ECET2 Conference, Boston, MA
Keynoter: Cultivating a calling

MassCUE Fall Conference, Gillette Stadium, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Making Student Thinking Visible (a GooseChase!)
Co-Presenter: Hijacking a Hashtag

EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit, Hynes Convention Center, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Making Student Thinking Visible (a GooseChase!)
Panelist: Inspiring Creativity with Young learners

Old Rochester Schools, Rochester, MA
Presenter: Full-day in-service, presenting 3 differing workshops

2015

Integrity by CELT Technology and Education Summit, Marlborough, MA
Co-Presenter: Rolling Out 1:1 Devices: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, Hynes Convention Center, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Plussing Your Practice with iPads
Co-Presenter: AppSmashing in the Elementary Classroom (with Beth Holland)

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Dare to Innovate 2015, Gillette Stadium, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Creative to the Core

EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops, Pepperdine and Harvard Universities
Presenter: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Technology in the Elementary Classroom

ASCD Leaders to Leaders Conference, Washington, DC
Growth Mindset Impact presentation

DailyGenius
How to Engage, Examine and Extend Learning Through Videos
5 Back to School Teacher Tips that Really Work

Scholastic Instructor Magazine Interview
Assessing the new Student Assessments

LearnLaunch, Harvard University
Panelist with Alan November: The Rise of Personalized & Blended Learning in K-12

Slate: Columbia Journalism School
Article/Interview: How Pinterest fills the PD gap

Free Technology For Teachers
Guest Blog Post:  Inspiring Young Writers w/ WriteAbout

Chevrolet #BestDayEver
Social Media marketing campaign

2014

Falmouth Schools, 12-week district PD
Presenter/Instructor: Shift Happens: Aligning to the Mathematical Practice Standards

Scholastic Instructor Magazine Interview:
Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction

Gates Foundation #ECET2, Snowbird, UT
Presenter: Tools for Teachers: How ASCD is Encouraging Teacher Collaboration

EdTechTeacher Webinar
Webinar Presenter: Empowering Elementary Learners with Technology

American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC
Panelist: Future of American K-12 Education Working Group

ISTE 2014, Atlanta, GA
Intel Education Social Media Ambassador

EdTechTeacher Summer Workshops, Harvard University
Presenter: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Technology in the Elementary Classroom

Scholastic Instructor Magazine Interview:
Common Core: Round One

CLTV – Connected K-6 Educators Webinar
Webinar Presenter: Supporting Openly Networked Learning

Education Week Webinar:
Building Better Ed-Tech Strategies for the Pre-K-5 Crowd

MassCUE/M.A.S.S Conference, Gillette Stadium, MA
Technically Invisible: Creative to the Core

Impatient Optimists, Gates Foundation Interview/Blog Post
Focus on Teachers: Suzy Brooks, ECET2 Teacher Leader

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Getting Started with Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Chevrolet Teacher Appreciation
Social Media Marketing Campaign

2013

Leading Future Learning Pre-Conference, Holy Cross
ASCD: Shifting to the Common Core (co-presenter w/ Walter McKenzie)
Education Week/ Digital Directions Webinar
Blended Learning Strategies for Common-Core Math

National Education Association (NEA) Awardee (1 of 4 nationwide)
(STORIFY) Pinterest Inspirational Teacher: Falmouth Teacher Wins National Award!

Cape Cod Broadcasting
Radio Interview
EdTechTeacher T21 Program, Hopkinton Public Schools
iPads in the Elementary Classroom

Summer Boot Camp, Old Rochester Schools
Presenter Empowering Digital Learners
ASCD L2L Conference, Washington, DC
Ignite Performance

Teach Plus: Core in the Classroom, UMass
Presenter: Community Service Meets the Common Core

EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop Harvard University
Presenter: Teaching the Elementary Grades w/ Technology

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference, Gillette Stadium
Presenter: Technically Invisible & Ignite Performance

Bourne Public Schools, Bourne, MA
Presenter/Instructor Empowering Digital Learners (year-long PD)

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston
Presenter: iPaddling in the BYOD Classroom

EdTechTeacher Workshop, Richmond Hill Montessori, Ontario
Presenter: iPads in the Classroom

2012

EdTechTeacher Winter Conference, Microsoft NERD Campus, Cambridge, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible: Innovation in an Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher T21 Program, Shrewsbury Public Schools
Presenter: iPads in the Elementary Classroom

EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop, Harvard University
Presenter: Teaching the Elementary Grades w/ Technology

EdTechTeacher T21 Program, Shrewsbury Public Schools
Presenter: iPads in the Elementary Classroom

MTA Summer Conference, Williams College
ED Talk” presenter –

Laura Candler Webinar
Presenter 5 Amazing Web Tools for Classroom Collaboration

NBC News’ Education Nation Town Hall, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Live TV broadcast with Chelsea Clinton, Expert Panelist: Will Technology Transform Learning? 

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference, Gillette Stadium
Presenter: Technically Invisible

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA, Harvard Medical School
Presenter: iPaddling in the Elementary BYOD classroom

2011

MassCUE Leadership Symposium, Holy Cross, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference, Gillette Stadium
Presenter: Technically Invisible & Pathfinder Award Recipient

EdTechTeacher Workshop, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ
Presenter: iPads in the Classroom

2010

MassCUE Leadership Symposium, Holy Cross
Presenter & Panelist w/ Charles Fadel, 21st Century Skills, Learning for Life in Our Times.

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference, Gillette Stadium
Presenter: Technically Invisible

2009

MassCUE Leadership Symposium, Holy Cross, MA
Presenter: Technically Invisible

MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Conference, Gillette Stadium
Presenter: Technically Invisible

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37 thoughts on “Contact Me

  1. Jessica

    hi everyone,
    I really miss you all and hope your all having a wonderful end of the year. I also really enjoyed the post about me I loved spending time in your class everyday
    Love,
    Jessica

  2. Victoria Roulston

    Hellllllooooooo Mrs.Brooks!!!!!!! Sorry I couldn’t rember. It has been so long! You wear the best teacher ever. I really miss you. I have fun in history. I learn about so many new things. I also learned a lot in third grade, so thank you. From Victoria!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Victoria

      hey Mrs Brooks

      Wats up Happy Halloween i cant wait!!!!!!! im going to be a soccer player vampire zombie!!!! different right

      Love Victoria

      OCT 29 2011

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks so much! The kids especially like the games, but my favorites are everything else :). I’m glad you came to visit!

      Take care,
      Suzy

  3. ken

    Dear Mrs.Brooks I played FREE RICE and I donated 1210 grains of rice. See you on monday (mabey), ken p.s. well i need to go to bed now. BYE!!! BYE!!!

  4. carly

    Hi Mrs. Brooks! I miss you so much. I have so much to tell you! okay first I really love Morse Pond my teacher is Ms. Wiley and my team teacher is Mrs. Buscher we get sooooooo much homework from her.Also a wile back I got a kitten! he is so cute!! his name is Bently but we call him Mr. Bently. He is almost a year old now and we got him when he was under 2 pounds!!Now that I get out before all of you maby I will come and say hi!!Miss you!
    Carly:)

    P.S. who is the new bild a bear an I am 11 now. This is really random but over the summer I went to the punch bole and did a belly flop off of the rope swing!!(also that bug is creepy)
    from Carly

    1. Suzy Brooks

      Hi Carly! I can’t reveal the new Build-A-Bear, yet – we are still making our way through introducing the first ones. We’ll have it on the site, soon. I don’t know if I’d have the courage to jump off that swing – good for you!!! I can’t believe you’re 11 already and I was so happy to see your post! Enjoy the school year and stop by again soon!
      Love,
      Mrs. Brooks

      ps: creepy? In a cute way?? lol

  5. carly

    Hi Mrs. Brooks(again)!
    I saw that you were in the newspaper!!!!! I read your artical!!
    did you get a new classroom? Because I don’t remember the window next to the whitebord.I saw that in the paper that you use the Smart Bord now.See yah!
    Love Carly:) ()_()
    (. .)
    ( )o

    P.S. It is supposed to be a bunny wabbit!!

  6. carly

    Hi!!!
    I went to nauset beach a couple weeks ago and when I saw the sand it reminded me of you, so I took some for your sand collection!! Are you interested in having it?

  7. eloise

    Dear Mrs.Brooks
    I saw the story about the fliying squrl. I have exspearensed animals in my house too. There were two mice,a bird, and a chipmunk. My dad was going crazy with a broom when we were trying to get the bird out. My cat got the two mice. And we all worked together to get the chipmunk out.

    love,
    Eloise

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Oh, Eloise, i can just picture the craziness that must have been – but what a great memory for your family! I’m so glad you found that story and took the time to read it – it was a fun night here, and I still giggle when I think about how angry Mr. Brooks was when I kept trying to take pictures instead of helping him to get rid of the squirrel. Hee!!!!

      Love,
      Mrs. Brooks

  8. eloise

    Dear Mrs.Brooks
    I saw you dancing in the flashmob. The girl who was next to you was one of the girls I know from my dance school. Her name is Mattie. She is one of the best dancers in my dance school. You looked really good too!:)

    Love Eloise

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      How cool is that, Eloise! We started off learning the dance online, and then went to the studio where we ran through it a bunch more times. My sister is also next to me dancing – she has been dancing since she was 4 and is now a ballet teacher. I never really took dance, but still LOVE to do it! See you tomorrow!

      Love,
      Mrs. Brooks

  9. alden

    Hi looks like you love your class. They also must have liked the farm.I see that for school house rock your doing math.Have a grate time. from Alden

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Hi Alden,
      We’ve had a great year so far, and we have watched some math Schoolhouse Rock! videos. I am hoping they help with multiplication. The eagles should be laying their eggs sometime in the New Year, so we have some time before I show it – but I haven’t looked for a lonnnnnggggg time. Have you?

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Thanks also for the Friday Journal note you left for me, too! Have a super weekend,

      Love,
      Mrs. Brooks

  10. alden

    Hi mrs.brooks I have cheked the eagle cam and there was nothing there… I hope your class has lots of fun with you just like I did with you.Say hi to kyle in your class.Have a grate time with your class.Alden

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Hi Alden,
      Thanks for checking – I heard there was a bear cam somewhere out there on the Web – so I’m hoping to find that this year – it’d be neat to watch that, as well. We could have a virtual zoo in the classroom, ha ha! I will say hello to Kyle (I have two this year!) and you have a super day, my friend!!
      Love,
      Mrs. Brooks

  11. Jonathan

    Hi Mrs. Brooks, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, you got it Mrs. brooks?? HA HA

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Jonathan

  12. eloise

    Dear Mrs. Brooks,
    My Thanksgiving was great. My aunt, uncle, cousin, grammy, grampy and papa came over for dinner. My mom made pumpkin cheesecake and my aunt made apple pie MMMmmm!! And my mom, dad, and I helped make the turkey. How was your Thanksgiving?

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Hi Eloise! Pumpkin cheesecake sounds delicious!! I had pumpkin pie – but cheesecake is one of my favorites, too. Our Thanksgiving was very quiet – we stayed home and there were only six of us. But it was a very nice day and everything was yummy.

      See you tomorrow!!

      Love, Mrs. Brooks

  13. Jonathan

    Hi Mrs. Brooks, How are you doing?? The airline I’m flying on American Airlines. The type of aircraft I’m takeing on is the Mc donnell douglas MD-82 aircraft on American Airlines. I’m flying on American Airlines flight 405 at 7:05P at (BWI) Baltimore Washington International Airport.
    My flight is probaly 2 or 3 hours flight. and my next flight to OKC is 30 Minutes.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Jonathan

  14. Jonathan

    Hi Mrs. Brooks, I will be flying on American Airlines on December 23rd, 2011 at 7:05P and my flight number is 405 and I flying on American Airlines flight departing BWI change planes in DFW to OKC in 2 week from Friday December 23rd, 2011.

    🙂 🙂 : ) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Jonathan

  15. Suzy Brooks

    Hey Fly Guy – vacations and trips are fun – I can see why you are looking forward to it, Jonathan! Thanks for your note!!

    Love,
    Mrs. Brooks

  16. eloise

    Dear Mrs. Brooks
    I was looking through your pictures and I saw the picture of the Born bridge. It made think of the time I went on a boat ride under it. My mom and dad konw the people how own the boat so sometimes we go on a boat ride with them. Have you ever been on a boat ride?

  17. Suzy Brooks Post author

    Hi Eloise – I have been on lots of boat rides – and you mentioning going in the canal on a boat made me wonder if the ride was bumpy? My best friend moved to Florida with her family last Christmas. They had a beautiful boat and we used to go out on it with them all the time. My favorite rides were through the canal because the waves can be so big and it made it so fun. Plus, I love the view of the bridges from inside the canal. Too bad it was too bumpy to take nice pictures, though!

    I love the Cape Cod canal, which is why I take so many pictures there – I bike there and walk there and boat there and picnic there and and and…. I hope winter passes quickly so it is warm there again!!

    See you in the Hall, and thanks for your post!
    Love,
    Mrs. Brooks

  18. Jonathan

    Hi Mrs. Brooks, I just came home from New York city by car. It toke me 4 hours and 20 minutes. So how are you doing?? WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 12 more days left until Baltimore Airport at BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD to DFW on DECEMBER 23rd, 2011 on AMERICAN AIRLINES at 7:05P.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Jonathan

  19. Suzy Brooks Post author

    What a long ride that is, Jonathan! Glad to hear you are looking forward to your trip later this month!! Sleep well, my friend!

    XXOO,
    Mrs. Brooks

  20. eloise

    Dear Mrs. Brooks,
    I can’t believe we only have one full week left of school. I’m excited for summer but you were such a fun and great teacher I’ll miss you too much. Well I hope you have a wonderful summer and let’s keep in touch on the blog. See you tommarow!
    Love, Eloise!

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      It’s crazy how fast the year has gone, huh, Eloise?? I feel the same way – excited for summer but sad about having all of you leave this year. I’ll be here online all summer, so be sure to stop by and say hello!!

      Love ya!
      Mrs. Brooks

  21. Debbie lewis

    Wow, I was looking up a picture of Fisher School for my niece and I came across your picture. I guess that not really the weird thing. I am not sure if I was in your class but I had Mrs. Lynch for a teacher. She was great. There was a couple of things I do remember about 3rd grade. Learning cursive handwriting was a biggie. Then we got a penpal from MIT. The best part was meeting our MIT penpal. I can’t remember was it her husband who went to MIT? It was a long time ago but I can still remember parts of that field trip. Anyways, did you do that? Were you in my class? I graduated in 1986. Thanks for the blast from the past. You sound like a great teacher yourself.

    1. Suzy Brooks Post author

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment! You graduated a year before me, so though our experiences sound similar, we weren’t in the same class. Yes, Mr. Lynch was at MIT (he was my pen pal!). I especially remember that field trip, because we were able to meet Dr. Edgerton and see his strobe photography in action. What an honor, really.

      It was awesome to see Mrs. Lynch. Her smile and voice brought me right back. Such a treat.

      Thanks again for saying hello and for your kind words.

      Take care,
      Suzy

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