Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we have a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Stephanie Long, a valued member of our author team.
Hello! My name is Stephanie Long. I have been in education now for 19 years. I spent the first 17 years of my career in an 8th grade classroom teaching students about Math, Algebra, and Media Literacy.
I have been very fortunate over the years to spend an extensive amount of time in high quality professional learning that has stretched me as an educator and helped me to provide a fun and engaging environment for my students. In addition, I had the opportunity to become a certified eMints teacher in the state of Missouri, which focuses on a Constructivist approach to learning with technology integration. This training really taught me how to use technology and inquiry-based learning to pull my students deeper into the content and also provide a collaborative classroom environment. A few years ago I completed my master’s degree in History, which might seem odd given that I have always taught math, but I love history and I love to learn new things! I know this is why I chose to become an educator. My love for learning and working with kids just seemed a natural fit.