Teacher Institute Q & A: Alexandra Boyd


How has the experience at the institute changed your teaching?

I’m much more aware of online resources to help my students learn. And I look for ways to incorporate Curriculum Pathways into my teaching to benefit all learners.

What new skills did you acquire at the institute?

I find myself focusing on big questions to ask students.

How did your experience at the institute match your expectations?

I’m not really sure what my expectations were going into the program, but I know that I came out knowing a lot more about the technical side of educational resources and about how teachers can use those resources.

Can you share a memorable moment from the summer?

Every day was memorable because of the people I worked with.

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

I felt excited on my first day and motivated to get back into the classroom on my last.

Why should someone apply to the Teacher Institute?

It’s a great opportunity to see how educational technologies are created and how they evolve.

Sum up the Teacher Institute in one word.


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

Read more from Alexandra: Help Your Science Students Write! and Solving Three Common Misconceptions in Physics


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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