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What SCS Educators Are Saying About EPIC Academy

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What SCS Educators Are Saying About EPIC Academy

  1. 1. What Surry County Schools Educators Are Saying About epic academy
  2. 2. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love my physical vinyl badges and that I can do it on my own time.” -Stephanie Bode, Elementary Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator epicacademy.info
  3. 3. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that I get to choose what I want to learn about.” -Victoria Calhoun, High School Teacher epicacademy.info
  4. 4. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “ I love the competitiveness of it! We challenge each other as educators to continue improving for our students! 💕” -Maggie McKee, High School Teacher epicacademy.info
  5. 5. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that it's not mandatory. I don't feel like I ‘have’ to do it and that makes me WANT to do it!” -Alicia Ray, Lead Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator epicacademy.info
  6. 6. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “Choice and personal competitiveness!” -Shannon Snow, Middle School Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator epicacademy.info
  7. 7. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I will add that I really dread traditional professional development. I like EPIC because I can do it at home. I love that I can just do a little here and there. I also appreciate the depth of offerings.” Tonya Fletcher, Elementary Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator
  8. 8. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “Self paced and I can do it on my time! (And I want alllll the badges)” -Anya Tilley-Martin, High School Science epicacademy.info
  9. 9. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that it is self-paced, no pressure to do it, and it’s topics I’m passionate about.” Ashley Talbott, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  10. 10. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “It is relevant PD and offers choice.” -Donna Bledsoe, Elementary Principal epicacademy.info
  11. 11. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “It is so relevant to my students I WILL use it.” Paula Sigmon, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  12. 12. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that you get to choose to complete what you want. The excitement and competition of getting new badges is such a motivator.” Holli Hudson, Middle School Teacher epicacademy.info
  13. 13. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that it challenges me to take risks in my classroom. I would have never tried or even known about these topics/ resources if it were not for EPIC.” Ashley Talbott, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  14. 14. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “CHOICE. It is relevant, and self- paced.” Ashley Talbott, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  15. 15. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that I can choose and progress at my own pace. I can fit professional development into my schedule. It also sparks new and fresh ideas into my lessons each day. Plus the competition is a big motivation!” Theresa Atkins, Middle School Teaching Assistant
  16. 16. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I feel like I have grown as an educator since starting EPIC. I like that it is non-threatening. I doubt I would have done so many if there were requirements attached.” Tonya Fletcher, Elementary Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator
  17. 17. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I have been teaching 27 years and it is by far the best staff development that I have ever been involved in! Epic Academy is not only helping me grow, it is helping my students and others grow as well.” Tammy Taylor, Middle School Teacher
  18. 18. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I just started this week and I honestly have learned so much, but I will be honest the badges keep me wanting more.” Carmen Chamberlain, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  19. 19. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “Competition, adding badges, XP, new ideas.” Summer Kreeger, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  20. 20. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “Choice and completing badges is a neat reward.” Justin Collins, Middle School Teacher epicacademy.info
  21. 21. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love the competition and earning more badges!” Jessica Dunlap, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  22. 22. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love the competition and earning more badges!” Jessica Dunlap, Elementary Teacher epicacademy.info
  23. 23. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love that it’s self-paced!” Sherry Turner, Middle School Teacher epicacademy.info
  24. 24. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “I love the badges and competing against co-workers.” Emily Owens, High School Teacher epicacademy.info
  25. 25. What SCS Educators Are Saying… “Learning practical skills that aren't taught at grad school.” Mandy Patton, Elementary Media Coordinator epicacademy.info

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