Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer. Now is the time to sign up for Virtual Valentines where you'll be paired with a classroom in another part of the world. You'll exchange Valentines and learn geography! Then, the simple Awesome Squiggles Project gives students a mindful collaborative art project to do during the standardized testing season that will help them relax and refocus. Finally, Dyane (also know as Mrs. Smoke) will share with us a fun trip that she and 40 teachers will be taking to the San Diego Zoo this summer.
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Instructional Technology Coach
Dyane Smokorowski is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach in the Andover Public schools.
Mrs. Smoke, as she’s known to her students, believes in a project-based, student-centered classroom that helps students build skills in communication, planning, research
Her 17-year passion for global collaboration has led Mrs. Smoke to design over 75 projects for teachers and students around the world. She wants her students to develop a love for culture, communication and technology, but also to understand how to use that love and passion to advance their own future, as well as that of the global community.
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