Diversity Training for Adjunct Faculty members at Elizabethtown College
November 2021 & January 2022
In support of the College’s continued commitment to development of a culture that fosters a sense of belonging and acceptance for all, we wish to make you aware of a timely professional development opportunity on diversity that has been designed specifically for adjunct faculty members. The session will be offered next Wednesday, November 17th at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
All adjunct faculty members teaching spring semester 2022 and beyond will be expected to complete this professional development session. If you are unable to attend the session scheduled next week, please be on the lookout for additional information about a session to be scheduled in early January 2022.
Keynote Speaker: UnisonEDU Conference
Matthew will discuss the four guiding principles behind his ‘Sandbox Mentality’, & explain how they can be used to engage in ‘calculated risks’ when integrating edtech tools for student and school improvement.
Presenter @ 2021 National Engagement Summit
Presenter at the 2021 National Engagement Summit. Presentation focused on building relationships with stakeholders and establishing operational systems for building capacity.
Keynote Speaker: Roanoke County Public Schools Administrative Retreat
Invited to speak & lead several activities with Roanoke County Public Schools administrators at their Administrative Retreat.
Weekly StoryTime by CoraKids (#2)
I read my latest children's book, 'I Wanna Be... A Software Developer'. Additionally, I gave my Top 3 Tips to Encourage Summer Reading w/ your child.
2021 Equity & Engagement Academy (Conference)
I was able to participate in the following capacities: presenter for a session (Belief Check), & as a panelist contributor (Panel Discussion: A Focus on Equity).
Chat w/ Pre-Service Teachers (Ferrum College)
Spoke w/ the EDU-312 Content Literacy class this morning at Ferrum College about current conditions in schools & adjusting to the ‘new norm’.
Episode #26: Leading For Equity Requires Us To Ask For Feedback
Feedback is the director of change and progress. That's why Matthew Woods, a classroom teacher turned administrator, is so passionate about helping other educators integrate processes that encourage constant feedback in their school culture. Tune in as we go over equity, perceptions, conflict resolution, and much more!
Accelerating Learning Guide: 5 Strategies for Moving Students Forward
Had the opportunity to contribute to this article: “Accelerating Learning Guide: 5 Strategies for Moving Students Forward”
Alumni Virtual Event: Support for Parents of School Age Children
Alumni panelists Tressa Moore '04, Aundrea Smiley '07, and Matt Woods '11, along with our Director of Alumni & Family Programs Tracy Holley '96, will discuss ways to assist those who are balancing full- or part-time employment along with their children's virtual learning in addition to oridnary life responsibilities. The panelists will discuss coping strategies and help connect group members to foster support.
Creating Equity in Your Sandbox
Speaking Engagement at the University of Lynchburg. I discussed the four guiding principles behind my ‘Sandbox Mentality’, & explained how they can be used to engage in ‘calculated risks’ for student and school improvement related to equity.
Tip Tuesday: How to Navigate New Technologies
In Episode 7 of our Tip Tuesday video series, educator and podcaster Matthew Woods provides us with tips for navigating new technologies, including being open to change and maximizing resources. As technology continues to evolve, educators have to modify their instructional practices to utilize these changing tech resources. Watch the video above to hear all of Matthew’s tips!
Top 3 Tips for “Engagement & Differentiation in the Virtual Setting": VASCD New Teacher Network.
VASCD New Teacher Network let me share my Top 3 Tips for “Engagement & Differentiation in the Virtual Setting" on their November Newsletter for Virginia first-year teachers.