Meet Allison

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Mrs. Allison Starling, member of iTeach Manor, is the Innovative Teaching Coach at Manor High School in Manor, Texas. Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Secondary Education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband’s military service, Allison began teaching 7th grade History. In 2011, Allison received her Master’s degree in Educational Administration with Principal Certification from Texas A&M University and, soon thereafter, began teaching at South Belton Middle School, a 1:1 iPad Campus and Apple Distinguished School that encouraged the use of Project-Based Learning to produce life long learners. After leaving South Belton Middle School, Starling started her administrative career as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Temple ISD.

In August of 2013, an opportunity arose for Starling to move to Austin and join the iTeach Manor team, working with Manor High School, a 1:1 iPad campus. Starling resides in Austin with her husband Matt. Follow Allison on Twitter: @iTeachManor and @AllieStarling.

Whatever It Takes!

iPods,iPads, & laptops, oh my!

iPods,iPads, & laptops, oh my!

This week I was particularly blown away by the 5th grade teachers and students at Oak Meadows Elementary who are doing whatever it takes to get connected.

What Oak Meadows might lack in terms of technology, they make up with an overwhelming amount of teacher heart and creativity.  Bert Bassett, in particular, has gone to great lengths to scavenge enough devices to supplement a makeshift BYOD (bring your own device) environment that began earlier this school year. Yesterday, we brainstormed even more ways that students could use what they have to further their classroom collaboration and they will be going Google next week.

It’s this kind of can-do attitude that really exemplifies the growth mindset we value here at Manor ISD. Look for further updates as OME 5th graders first connect with one another and then take their collaboration beyond their classroom walls!