Below are the links to view the movie the 6th graders created for the 2018-2019. Please note, as a way to help provide privacy to our students this link only works if your student is logged into Office 365. Also, please do not reproduce or post this movie publicly. Thank you!
I'm so excited to be back at Odyssey for a third year! Just like last year, we'll be blending music and coding this year. (Don't worry if you don't remember everything, we'll do some reviewing.)
I have been involved with music all of my life. My grandfather was an elementary school music teacher and band director and I grew up listening to many genres of music. Much of my experience is in vocal music and I still love singing. I became the choir director at church as a teenager and have had the opportunity to do that a few times since; I have also been the children's music leader. In high school I was a vocalist in the Jazz Band as well as a section leader in the choir. I have also played various instruments throughout my life.
Coding is a little newer to me, but I've loved technology ever since we were the first family on the street to get the internet. It was dial up back then so it taught me lots of patience too. I enjoy playing with Scratch, Sonic Pi, Kano, and Code.org and I'm excited to show you some amazing things you can do with these resources in addition to learning the basic principles of coding.
I grew up in Orange County, California where I had several jobs throughout high school and college: an after school English tutor, an SAT tutor, a Special Day Class Aide, and a personal assistant. I won't tell you where I graduated college from because it was in Utah and I know lots of my students feel strongly about one university or another, but will tell you that I have a degree in Family Science.
I have a son and a daughter who attend Muir Elementary in the Mandarin Immersion Program and an amazing husband who is a software trainer for aviation booking and loyalty programs. We also have a super cute little dog named Bella.
You probably already know this, but my favorite saying is "You can do hard things!" (This doesn't mean there won't be mistakes, it means we work through them.)
When the 6th graders work on their play each year, we talk about the expected behaviors of being "on set" and I share my experience of filming with Studio C. The sketch I was an extra (in the very back) for finally aired! Since I'm nearly impossible to see, below are screenshots so you know where to look. This is the link to the episode (if they release just the sketch on youtube I'll update this post to be of just that) https://www.byutv.org/player/01f29e5a-b6ba-4c5e-a42f-d389c4859e9c/studio-c-season-9-episode-15