We are so excited to have Nate Balcom on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as our Featured Teacher for the month of May! This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about an amazing project Nate has organized called "March Book Madness" and also to hear about the exciting ways he is integrating technology in his teaching as the Integration Specialist at Starr Elementary Sch., Grand Island, Nebraska. He has taught in the classroom for 12 years at Starr Elementary School. We are looking forward to seeing some of the creative videos and projects his students have created. Nate is passionate about global education and each year his students are involved with the Global Read Aloud program that connects students around the world who are reading a book together and sharing their experiences.
Nate is a Google Certified Educator Level 1, was a 2015 Grand Island Education Foundation Mini Grant Recipient, 2015 Grand Island Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Nominee, and a 2014 Bammy Awards Nominee for Teacher of the Year. He obtained his Master's Degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is currently pursuing another Master's degree in Technology Leadership. He and his wife have two amazing boys (12 y/o and 9 y/o) and two daughters (6 and 4 y/o).
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