Teaching is their passion and their goal is to help students become independent learners. They believe in the philosophy that all students are able to achieve and they have created an environment to help students do just that. This dynamic team created a program called PICE, which stands for Personalized, Independent, Connected, E-Learning pedagogy for the classroom.
Ashley and Jamie talk about their backgrounds and career paths (2:10)
Both Ashley and Jamie knew they wanted to become teachers when they were small children (3:30)
All about PICE (Personalized Independent Connected E-Learning) – what it is, how it came about, the needs it’s designed to address, and how it works (4:19)
Some of the obstacles Jamie and Ashley have faced in getting PICE implemented in their classrooms (11:09)
The teachers discuss some of the results they’ve gotten after creating and implementing PICE in their classrooms (12:21)
The important role a very supportive administrator played in helping them get PICE off the ground (15:20)
How their fellow teachers are responding and coming on board with PICE (17:55)
What Jamie and Ashley would do to convince a reluctant administrator to try PICE or other educational innovation (20:27)
The qualities a person needs to be a great educational leader (21:35)
The advice Ashley and Jamie would give to principals for working with teachers (22:16)
Apps and tools mentioned in this episode
Connect with Ashley Drill and Jamie Tewksbury
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