Teacher Institute Q & A: Sean Russell


How has the experience at the institute changed your teaching?

The institute equipped me with awesome educational technology tools that my students benefit from and enjoy. The team at Curriculum Pathways also consistently modeled an inclusive, welcoming meeting style that I now use with my students and staff.

What new skills did you acquire at the institute?

I learned a lot about presentation, the creative process, collaboration, and software development.

How did your experience at the institute match your expectations?

I expected to review software applications and report on what I liked and didn’t like. My experience was so much more than that. The Curriculum Pathways team made me feel like a professional with valuable contributions to make to their products.

Can you share a funny or memorable moment from the summer?

Helping out at SAS Summer Camp was a lot of fun. We taught programming rudiments to the kids, who used Spheros to paint on a giant piece of paper. At the end of the summer, I felt honored to present my EdTech poster.

How did you feel on your first day? Your last?

I was very excited on both my first and my last day: one marked the beginning of a new adventure; the other left me eager to return to the classroom to deploy my newly acquired tools and skills.

Why should someone apply to the Teacher Institute?

It’s an opportunity to stretch yourself as an educator and learn about a range of amazing applications that can benefit, inspire, and empower your students.

Sum up the Teacher Institute in one word.


Want to join the 2019 Curriculum Pathways Teacher Institute? Applications are now open! 

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About Author

Tim McBride

Supervisor, Educational Multimedia Writing

Tim McBride has degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and NC State University, where he taught English for several years. His first book of poetry, The Manageable Cold, was published recently by TriQuarterly Press at Northwestern University. He works as a writer and an editor on Curriculum Pathways. He lives in Cary, NC, with an American pit bull terrier named Charlie McCarthy and a Catahoula hog dog named Junk.

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