My Tech Toolbelt

My Tech Toolbelt

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May 2, 2019 61 min

MTT032| Beginning Blended Learning, a Principal’s perspective - Amanda Johnston

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Follow a Principal's journey in starting her school with Blended Learning.

Amanda Johnston is an St. Mary Elementary School Principal from Escondido, California.  She was set to teach 3rd Grade in the Fall, but plans changed and she was asked if she would be interested in taking over as Principal instead.  This was in July and school started in August.

Amanda shares with us her journey of continuing with a promise made to the students, faculty and families of St. Mary school.  They would become a Blended Learning school. Mrs. Johnston talks about finding the right people to connect and collaborate with.  She also talks about how important empowering your staff is. She discusses her insights, struggles, and even a tech failure.

St. Mary Escondido Twitter - @stmaryescondido

St. Mary Escondido Instagram - @stmaryescondido


Contact: Amanda Johnston

Twitter: @smsmrsjohnston



Items mentioned in Episode 32:

Loyola Marymount IDEAL Institute


Dr. Anita Kreide - Twitter


Core 5

Power Up

ST Math - Spatial-Temporal Math

Imagine Math



Good To Great

Design Thinking for School Leaders



SMA Audio Experience Podcast


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