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Miriam Prell

Tustin Unified School District
Digital Learning Coach
Orange County, California Area
With a background in business, embedding technology into daily lessons and routines and long-term projects became natural as a seventh grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 15 years. The result: high levels of student engagement and achievement, i.e., super energetic students who love to learn!

Now as one of eleven Digital Learning Coaches at Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, California, the opportunity to integrate technology district wide became reality during the 2013-14 school year. What a dream-come-true personally! The coach-fellow model guides teachers in implementing TUSD Connect’s 1:1 Initiative using iPads in our middle schools and facilitates meeting TUSD’s mission of rigorous standards, engaging strategies, supported by technology. Part of that integration involves co-establishing and operating two of three middle school, student-run tech help centers in TUSD.