April 29, 2020

Volume 1, Number 1 


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Podcast by Past President John Fischetti 

John Fischetti, a past president of CREATE, and Scott Imig have teamed up on a new Podcast. Listen to We Will Get Through This: Transformative Leadership for Disruptive Times on Apple Podcasts



Flipgrid is a free tool that I frequently use to give voice to all learners. Through this platform students can make short, content specific videos, to evidence their creativity and learning. With the sudden and unexpected changes in education and the urgent need to transform traditional classroom instruction to more of an emergency remote teaching format, Flipgrid is one-tool educators can use to engage learners and families digitally.

Flipgrid can be used for any audience; however, elementary educators largely use it. Likened to the increasingly popular TikTok that has taken the virtual world by storm amid the recent quarantine, through Flipgrid, though socially distanced…educators can maintain a sense of community among an invited group.

Educators can sign up for a free account here:


submitted by Dr. Sheila M. Wilson

5th Grade Teacher, GLC, TLLT

Lead Mentor Teacher

SCA Co-Adviser, Family Engagement Liaison

2019 Teacher of the Year

Seatack Elementary School

An Achievable Dream Academy


Twitter @Wilson1Sheila

Blog: teachandreachsite.wordpress.com

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