Who is Mr Wilson
Me in 140 Characters
FollowerofChrist, Husband2mybff, FatherWho’sLearning, TeachStudents, WritesIdeas, <3CollegeSports, ReadsCrtEvnts, Techie, AvidTeaDrnkr.
My wife and I have been happily married since the winter of 2003 and moved to our home in the summer of 2004. She is currently substitute teaching at Model. She’s great to have around, funny, lovable, and grounded. We met at a BCM meeting in 2002 at Marshall U. (Go Herd!) We have been inseparable ever since. Our beautiful daughters were born in fall of 2008 and 2011. They are the greatest joy in both our lives.
I have traveled all my life. (Australia/ NZ, Spain, and Canada) So far, my honeymoon in Ireland is the best. Lived all over, SC, IN, TN, WV, NM, and currently KY. I was born in Spain but am actually 100% American and can legally be the president in less than ten years. (Bryan Wilson in 2016, that would make me the youngest.)
I am a self-professed sportsaholic, news junkie, techie, and SciFi Geek. Since 2003, I have been a teacher in KY. I truly enjoy teaching and being involved in academia. I have been actively involved with KEA and the EKU Writing Project. Apparently they liked me so much I was asked to come back and become the EKUWP Technology Liaison. I began working on my Masters in Ed Leadership in 2006. I have been teaching at Model Lab School since 2008.
As a teacher, I view every student as the opportunity to better the school and the community. By taking this view I am able to look positively at the long term aspects of daily activities. The entire school year should be treated as a cycle of assessments and development that builds students’ abilities. These activities promote higher order thinking and analysis skills. With the integration of technology and multi-genre writing projects, students are able assimilate different types of communication and reasoning. Collaboration is also important to this process because it brings different perspectives into the activities. Integration of projects throughout several disciplinary classes allows students to see concepts in a new light. During my time teaching, I have been able to develop these ideas and activities in roles both in and out of the classroom.
Currently I am a member of the Model Laboratory High School Faculty, and have taught locally at George Rogers Clark HS. I have experience in teaching Freshman Civics, World History, US History, and Acc US History. Over the years I have worked as the Academic Team Writing and FPS Coach, as welll as, faculty sponsor for various Student Government. My committee and PLC work Technology Committee during the integration of school wide UDL grants, Scheduling sub-Committees, and Curriculum/Scheduling Committee. During my last school year at GRCHS, Iwas selected as the first Social Studies Core Content Leader. In this role I directed different aspects of curriculum development and formative assessments throughout the school year.
While teaching at GRCHS, I also have had the privilege of participating in the EKU Writing Project during the 2006 Summer Institute. As a result of my participation, I was hired as the Technology Liaison and continue in this role. While in this role, I have developed and grown our webpresence , participated in National Writing Project (NWP) National Conference, and led multiple professional development sessions based on Core Content and technology integration.
In the summer of 2008, I co-directed the Kentucky Writing Project Social Studies Core Content Academy and participated NWP Rural Site Network: Resources Development Conference in Nebraska City, NE. As a result, I co-presented on issues of digital integration of core content documents with online lesson plans at the NWP Rural Sites Conference in Kalamazoo, MI (2009).
During the past three years, I have begun a study on the long term effects of blogging in the classroom. I was selected to present my findings in 2010 at the National Association of Laboratory Schools Annual Conference and again in 2011 at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference. My dream would be to continue my work started as a part of the EKUWP and bring it out to schools in a professional development manner.
Before working in Kentucky, I spent a semester teaching at East Mountain Charter HS. While there I taught an amalgam of courses; Speech, World Art History, US Humanities (Literature/History) and Cultural Encounters. Due to the unique structure of the school curriculum, I was able to teach students at all grade levels in a variety of different roles.
I believe my teaching style lends itself to this format since I teach history as an integration of multiple studies across the continuum of time. Also, I worked with the students in developing a Student Government Constitution, social events planning and their first Prom.
Currently, I am completing graduate course work at EKU on a M.A. Ed. in Teacher Leadership. I have completed work on a M.A. in Educational Administration; as a part of this, my research concentrated on Web 2.0 and Social Media, as a means to promote communication and academic expectations amongst all members of an individual academic community.
Richland Northeast High School, Diploma (1997)
Marshall University, College of Education, B. A. in Secondary Education (2002)
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Education, M.A. Ed Leadership (2011)
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Education, M.A. Ed Teacher Leadership English (2012)
- Save the National Writing Project (practicaltheory.org)
- Funding What Works: The National Writing Project (speedchange.blogspot.com)
- Voices from the Learning Revolution (jennylu.wordpress.com)
- How a Teacher Becomes a Writer (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)
- #blog4NWP (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)
- Digital Is…Teaching Our Writing to Breathe (Amy) (hamy10.wordpress.com)
- KySTE Resources Presentation (modelbfw.wordpress.com)