Sarah Loomis

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Instructional Technology Coach, Department of Defense Education Activity

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Sarah Loomis works for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) as an instructional technology coach in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was selected as DoDEA’s State Teacher of the Year for 2015 and as a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert in December, 2015. Being an instructional technology coach provides Sarah an opportunity to plan and co-teach with her peers, build and lead professional development, and learn from the students and adults she works with daily. Fostering curiosity in all learners, Sarah enjoys working collaboratively to design lessons that embed technology in meaningful ways.

Before joining DoDEA, she was a middle school math teacher in the Matanuska-Susitna School District in Alaska.

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Using Technology to Break Down Language Barriers in the Classroom

Teachers have heard the phrase “I don’t know?” in almost every language. Still, they take on a different meaning when the words come from a student really struggling to learn English. We see the frustration in their eyes when our English learners can’t communicate with peers and participate fully in class.…

By Sarah Loomis

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