The Secondary Scope Series
The Secondary Scope Series is an innovative, collaborative social media conversation about important topics in secondary education. Our series is hosted by a growing group of secondary educators on the platform Periscope (a free downloadable app) featuring LIVE broadcasts with an audience of secondary teachers across the globe. Each month we tackle a new question in education and then provide nightly broadcasts full of ideas, suggestions, and challenges for teachers to try in their own classrooms.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED IN THE SECONDARY SCOPE SERIES?
Download the app PERISCOPE (only on mobile devices currently)
Check out the calendar (below) for our broadcast topics and times
Follow each of the broadcasters on Periscope and tune in on their day and time
check out some replays here!
MEET THE TEAM
AMANDA CARDENAS - MUD AND INK TEACHING
Hi! My name is Amanda and I am a high school English teacher in Chicagoland by day and a curriculum design coach for schools across the world by night! My job is to bring innovative, unconventional, yet research-based best practices to teachers. I want to make your life not only easier, but more exciting! Let’s find ways to engage kids and make learning rigorously fascinating. I can't wait to collaborate with you!
Find me on Periscope: @mudandink_
MEREDITH DOBBS - BESPOKE ELA
Hi, there! I’ve always had a connection to the written word whether it be through songwriting, reading, or writing. This love of language inspired me to become an English teacher, and I’ve taught English for 11 years in grades 9-12 in Texas, Illinois, and New York City. Teaching across the United States, and especially New York City, has inspired me to create lessons that are skill-driven and diverse. I’m not only a teacher, but also mommy to a toddler and two sweet pups who keep me busy!
Find me on Periscope: @bespoke_ela
I am a middle school English teacher on Long Island, NY. I have been teaching 7th and 8th graders for 17 years! Yes, my kiddos are at a very trying, difficult age, and I absolutely ADORE them and their idiosyncrasies and nuances. I enjoy creating lessons that engage and interest my students, while teaching them how to be upstanding, respectful students who will make positive changes in our world.
Find me on Periscope: @kim_englishohmy
AMANDA WERNER - AMANDA WRITE NOW
I’m a passionate teacher going into my tenth year. Teaching writing is tough! Over time I have honed my skills and discovered the essential components of teaching writing effectively. I am a lifelong learner always seeking new ways to engage students in living the writerly life. I can’t wait to share my passion for writing and connect with other teachers around the world to revolutionize the way we go about teaching writing!
Find me on Periscope: @amandawritenow
APRIL CULLOM - CULLOM CORNER
I have been a 10th and 12th grade near Birmingham, Alabama, for ten years. I absolutely love teaching high school students and seeing them get excited about Social Studies. I love to create engaging and inspiring lessons that get my students to make real-life connections. With a presidential election this year, that won’t be too difficult!
Find me on Periscope: @cullomcorner
Want to join our broadcasting team?
Great! We open applications once a month for new scopers to join. Please make sure that you are in our Facebook group so you catch the announcement each month.