Season 4, Episode 9: Conti & Giff
Jen Giffen Upcoming Appearances
Special guest appearance by Jen Conti
I am a wife, mother, and educator and I love all of it!
I have been in education for 23 years. My first 19 years were as a middle school teacher at the school my husband and I attended. All three of our daughters also went there along with our siblings and our nieces and nephews! I have taught most of them! I was introduced to Chromebooks about 9 years ago as part of the the tech team who was choosing new tech to purchase for our school. I fell in love! I started finding new ways to make learning more engaging for my students while also meeting all of their diverse needs. An opportunity for a tech integration specialist opened at a neighboring school. I interviewed (at the encouragement of the principal, family and friends) and was offered the position. I have been at my current school for 4 years now. I am a Google Certified Educator and have presented at local conferences and for the Diocese of Cleveland. I have participated on curriculum writing teams for the Diocese as well. This summer I am partnering with Kent State University to offer Professional Development opportunities to teachers. The course is titled: Innovating Teaching and Learning: Integrating Google Tools to Engage Learners. (graduate credit is available). It will be an asynchronous class running from June 20th-August 7th. My passion for learning and helping others discover how enjoyable learning can be is what drives me. This past year has been challenging, but seeing what our teachers have been able to do and have been inspired to create has been extremely rewarding.