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October 2023 - Sarah Herweck


Sarah Herweck 

What Do You Teach?
US History / AP US History

 

Where Do you Teach?

Sterling High School

 

How Long Have You Been Teaching?

 16 Years

 

How Does Educational Technology Play a Role in Your Classroom?

I use educational technology to present information, check for student understanding, assess student needs in real time, give feedback, retain the attention of the students, and as a way for the students to display their knowledge in a variety of ways. 

 

How Do You Find Technology in the Classroom Helpful? 

It allows for interaction throughout the lessons and immediate assessment so if I need to reteach, I can do it right then and there.


What Is Your Favorite Piece of Classroom Technology? Why?
My favorite piece of classroom technology is Pear Deck and Google Slides with the iPad.  Pear Deck is a way to engage our students in lecture, as well as practice and prepare them for the new types of STAAR questions.  Google Slides provides us with multiple ways to create assignments. 

 

What Is On Your Technology Wish List For Your Classroom? Why?

Charging stations because students don't always bring their iPads charged to class.


What Do You Love Most About Teaching?
I love when students make the connection of a historical event or person and the impact they or it still has in todays world.  

 

What is one thing you would like to add to your tech wish list? We might be able to get it for you.

Charging Stations.

 
Nominated by:

Katie Ward: “Sarah is always willing to try new things in her classroom with technology. She has been on the leaderboard for obtaining digital badges consistently. She always has an open mind about what will keep her students engaged and has used technology successfully to prepare her students for the STAAR testing!”

Previous Ed Tech Stars of the Month

2023-2024

September 2023 - Mariam Augustin - E.F. Green

 

2022-2023

September 2022 - Claire Lucke - B.P. Hopper Primary

October 2022 - Nicole Mengo - Gentry Junior School

November 2022 - Kami Johnston - Agriculture Natural Resources Coordinator Early Learning Academy

December 2022 - Kelsi Martin - E.F. Green

January 2023 - Jocelyn Mendoza - Bowie Elementary

February 2023 - Andrea Mullican - Lee High School

March 2023 - Diane Delgado - San Jacinto Elementary

April 2023 - Morgan Cupps - Lee High School

May 2023 - Shannon Chance - Ashbel Smith Elementary

 

2021-2022

May 2022 - Patricia Kerr - Lee High School
April 2022 - Lauren Ciesiensky, Highlands Junior
March 2022 - Kayla Browder, Crockett Elementary
February 2022 - Michael Fanning, Sterling High
January 2022 - Stacey Mullins, Cedar Bayou Junior
December 2021 - Rachael Lancon, Harlem Elementary
November 2021 - Lindsey Shoemaker, Peter Hyland Center
October 2021 - Madeline Downs, Horace Mann Junior
September 2021 - Maricruz Rodriguez, Alamo Elementary


2020-2021
May 2021 - Beth Woods, Sterling High School
April 2021 - Tyler Stafford, Highlands Junior
March 2021 - Gisselle Flores, Bowie Elementary
February 2021 - Lindsey Antonini, Lee High
January 2021 - Nicole Bright, Highlands Junior
December 2020 - Pamela Aaron, Highlands Elementary
November 2020 - Haley Tompkins, Goose Creek Memorial High

October 2020 - Kristie Fudge, Horace Mann Junior

2019-2020
March 2020 - Miriam Augustin, Bowie Elementary
February 2020 - Rachel Jarreau, IMPACT Early College High
January 2020 - Waneta Hebert, Gentry Junior
December 2019 - Susan Hillin, Austin Elementary
November 2019 - Daniella Mondragon, Stuart Career Tech High
October 2019 - Arin Vara, Cedar Bayou Junior
September 2019 - Elaina Kloecker, Travis Elementary


2018-2019
May 2019 - Kristy Tucker, Austin Elementary
April 2019 - Gina Ham, Sterling High
March 2019 - Adriana Martindale, Carver Elementary
February 2019 - Kelly Mills, Goose Creek Memorial High
January 2019 - Stephanie Stover, Harlem Elementary
December 2018 - Leslie Cogdell, Horace Mann Junior
November 2018 - Shelia Circello, Clark Elementary
October 2018 - Kourtney Squires, Lee High
September 2018 - Karen Trujillo, Austin Elementary


2017-2018
May 2018 - Grita Cherry, San Jacinto Elementary
April 2018 - Elizabeth Thomas, Baytown Junior
March 2018 - Ciara Marks, Bowie Elementary
February 2018 - Andrea Bechtel, Lee High
January 2018 - Melissa Madden-Truncale, Clark Elementary
December 2017 - Jonathan Richards, Lee High

November 2017 - Charlise Cunningham, Austin Elementary
October 2017 - Jackie Scales, Goose Creek Memorial High
September 2017 - Michelle Stangle, Highlands Elementary

2016-2017
May 2017 - Kristen Davenport, Cedar Bayou Junior
April 2017 - Kim Hillis, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2017 - Brian Walenta, Lee High School
February 2017 - Lacey Choate, Highlands Elementary
January 2017 - Mallory Lindon, Baytown Junior
December 2016 - Sarah Albright, Travis Elementary
November 2016 - Emily Patrick, Impact Early College High
October 2016 - Kristine Rebstock, Victoria Walker Elementary

September 2016 - Alyssa Hamaker, Horace Mann Junior

2015-2016
May 2016 - Allison Higdon, Lee High
April 2016 - Licette Garcia-Alvarez, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2016 - Austin Lindsey, Highlands Junior
February 2016 - Amanda Rayburn, Lamar Elementary
January 2016 - Jody Roberts, Gentry Junior
December 2015 - Laraina Hunt, Baytown Junior
November 2015 - KaLeah Hicks, Sterling High
October 2015 - Darlene Malco, Goose Creek Memorial High
September 2015 - Luke Goodin, Gentry Junior
2014-2015   
May 2015 - Michael Jimenez, Sterling High
April 2015 - Kiabeth Lopez, Walker Elementary
March 2015 - Victoria Burton, Lee High
February 2015 - Erin Stripling, Bowie Elementary
January 2015 - Janie Rodriguez, Crockett Elementary
December 2014 - Courtney Mann, Peter E Hyland Center
November 2014 - Corina Garcia, San Jacinto Elementary
October 2014 - Kristy Olin, Lee High
September 2014 - Michella Joseph Jones, Highlands Junior


2013-2014
May 2014 - Dorinda Huron, Harlem Elementary
April 2014 - Margaret Ehlig, San Jacinto Elementary
March 2014 - Elizabeth Harris, Goose Creek Memorial High
February 2014 - Erin Stokes, Ashbel Smith Elementary
January 2014 - Diedra Williams, Lamar Elementary
December 2013 - Amanda Dean, Crockett Elementary
November 2013 - Diana Truesdale, Highlands Elementary
October 2013 - Aaron Berklund, Austin Elementary
September 2013 - Toni Rosenbaum, Gentry Junior
  2012-2013
May 2013 - Deborah Gardner, Lamar Elementary
April 2013 - Angela McDaniel, Highlands Junior
March 2013 - Stephanie Cottle, Sterling High