Author Archives: Jessica Lura

About Jessica Lura

I am the director of teaching and learning 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 Google Certified Innovator

Off to the Canadian Maritimes…

Today, I am co-opting my rarely used blog site to write about my upcoming expedition on Lindblad Expeditions to the Canadian Maritimes. I was lucky enough to be picked as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with Lindblad and National Geographic, and … Continue reading

Posted in Global Citizenship | Leave a comment

Making Connections

Travel not only helps you widen your understanding of the world, it allows you to deepen understanding you already have. Visiting schools in other countries provides a window into the students’ lives and provides a point of reflection about our educational system and our lives. Continue reading

Posted in Global Citizenship, Teaching | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Global Citizenship, Professional Development, Teacher Leaders | Leave a comment