Author Archives: Jessica Lura

About Jessica Lura

I am the director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at public K-8 charter school in Northern California. I work to integrate technology and hands-on learning into the classroom. I develop and lead professional development for my school, helping teachers develop project-based learning and design thinking units, integrate technology and digital citizenship in the classroom, and create opportunities for real world interactions and projects. For my efforts, I was named Santa Clara County's Office of Education Charter School Teacher of Year for 2013 and a 2014 Comcast All-Star Teacher. I am also a 2014 Google Certified Teacher.

As I set off with my trusty backpack…

I am an explorer. People who know me wouldn’t disagree with the statement and would probably point to my love of travel as evidence. But I would argue that I travel because I am an explorer, not that I am … Continue reading

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Teaching Global Competency

Does your school focus on making sure students are ready for a global society? What skills, attitudes, and knowledge is taught? What is missing? Will your students have the skills necessary to be successful and active participants in college and … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Teacher Voice

I always feel like once you start paying attention to topic/event/idea, you see it everywhere. For me, storytelling has been this topic. Everywhere I look, storytelling and telling your story is there, proclaiming its worth and explaining why YOU should … Continue reading

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