Using Conversation to Strengthen Relationships and Learning
Chanel Johnson is from Atlanta, Georgia, and currently lives in Atlanta as a Science Specialist for the 5th largest district in Georgia. Chanel has taught Middle Grades Math and Science. Serving diverse populations ranging from Title one, Gifted populations, and SPED. She transitioned as a STEM coordinator and Administrative Assistant where her primary duties were to develop a STEM program for a Middle School. Chanel later served as a K-12 Math, Science, and Instructional Technology Specialist serving 18 schools. Whether teaching students or teaching adults, her passion is to teach and ignite all voices so that they are heard. She believes in developing digital age learners and digital age educators by stimulating a culture of empowered learners. Her passion is to show stakeholders how with current researched-based instructional strategies, empowering all learners’ voices, especially those often silenced, fostering a dedicated community. All learners can meet their highest potential. The most crucial factor is to remember we are teaching the child before the content.
Chanel believes in the power of community and collaboration through being a part of countless professional learning networks often sparked from social media platforms such as Twitter. You can follow Chanel on Twitter as Dc_stemtastic. She has conducted several professional developments in training coaches, educators, and instructional leaders towards using the most appropriate technology to empower all voices in science education. She has presented at countless national and local conferences, served as an ASCD’s Emerging 2019 Leader. Chanel is also the Vice President for GSTA ( Georgia Science Teacher Association), ISTE Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Google Certified Level 1, Flipgrid Ambassador, Nearpod Advanced Educator, and countless more accolades.
On a personal level, Chanel is a proud wife to her husband, Martin. Mother to three kids, Shaylyn, a set of Twins, Christian, and Chloe you will often read me talking about them on social media