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Aaron Thorpe

Westonka School District
Language Arts Teacher
Grandview Middle School
Aaron is completing his fifth year of teaching at Shirley Hills Primary. He enjoys looking for new ways to integrate technology into his full day Kindergarten class, and has helped Kindergarteners maintain a blog, use social media such as Instagram and Twitter to teach digital citizenship and enhance learning, and become comfortable utilizing and creating with iPads. Personalizing learning has also become a subject Aaron is passionate about and wants to use technology as a tool that allows more student voice and choice. When students drive their own learning and use technology to create, communicate, collaborate, and solve problems, achievement and engagement levels increase. He wants to help students and teachers create and maintain this exciting type of learning community! Aaron also received the TIES Exceptional Teacher Award in 2013-14.