Today we are sharing the new Edcamp Chicago logo and introducing Stephanie Hopkins. We wanted to put a Chicago twist on the Edcamp logo and Stephanie worked on creating the logo you see above. We think it looks fantastic! Thanks, Stephanie!
|Stephanie Hopkins, Edcamp Chicago Organizer|
Here is Stephanie's story about what inspired her to become an educator: "When I was 14, I met a 3 year old adorable Deaf girl. That is when I started learning sign language. Throughout most of high school, however, I thought I wanted to be a nurse. I never would have made it through Pharmacology! I participated in the preschool program in HS and spent half of my day senior year in a teacher prep program at an elementary school for the Deaf. Along the way I met some amazing Deaf Educators and mentors at my high school who made me realize teaching is where I need to be!"
When asked what her favorite Social Media platform is she said, "I would have to say Twitter is my current favorite. I have been on Twitter personally for a few years; however, I have only discovered the magnificent benefits of using Twitter professionally in the last several months! I can log on at any time of day, for minutes or hours, to engage in interactive discussion about new ideas or to read a fabulous article. I can also chat with peers about the fun and crazy parts of being a preschool teacher!"
When asked what device she can't live without, she said, "My iPhone! It is practically another appendage. I never need to use the "Find my Phone" app because I always have it with me! It allows me to stay in constant contact with my family, friends, and other professionals any time I want. I am able to share photos, ideas, or conversation at my convenience. I can also pay my bills and look up the answer to any random question I have!"
If you would like to learn more about Stephanie and her work, you can find her here:
Classroom blog: MissStephaniesClass.blogspot.com
She also manages her district's Birth to Five initiative on Social Media: