...to the Next Gen Now! ePortfolio

You might be asking yourself why we call this an ePortfolio instead of a website.  The answer is in the parts.  This site includes our mission and goals.  It is a place for us to house our works in progress, showcase accomplishments and post exemplars.  It is also where we reflect upon our efforts as we work towards our goals, enabling us to learn and grow from our experiences.  Our ePortfolio goes beyond the basics listed in a resume to tell the story of our professional journey.

Our mission is to provide our staff will the skills, resources and support they need to effectively integrate technology in their instruction. Through our ePortfolio initiative we aim to show teachers and students how use the vast resources available on the Internet to organize and demonstrate their growth and development as life-long learners.

So, who are we and why Next Gen Now?  Both certified teachers and school library media specialists by trade, we like to think of ourselves as two pretty cool technology geeks who love to work with teachers and students on the effective integration of technology to improve instruction, maximize learning, and have fun! We have completed the New Horizons Certified Technical Trainer and the TEQ SMART Board User Certification Courses and earned our Certificates of Advanced Studies in both Building and District Leadership from Syracuse University.  We spend most of our days and many of our evenings developing and delivering technology-based professional development at the building, district and local levels in live, embedded, blended and distance formats. Most importantly, we believe there is no job more important than preparing the NEXT GENERATION of leaders - NOW!
Team Next Gen Now!

Manami Tezuka, LMS

Laurie LeFever, LMS