About and Contact
My name is Kate Petty. I am a former high school English and ELD teacher in Southern California. I currently work as a Director in EdTechTeam's Teaching and Learning division.
I received CUE's LeRoy Finkel Fellowship of 2013 to expand and publicize 20 Time in Education. I flipped my English classes in 2013 although I found that my inquiry-based classroom was already flipped and in order to fulfill essential ISTE standards, I blended my classroom with iPods and BYOD. Feel free to check out my website about blended education at The Tech Classroom.
PBL and Daniel Pink are both to credit for my adventure into the world of autonomous student learning. With the world in their hands, I didn't want to limit my students study to what I thought was great and important. I realized that if my students are able to choose their own course for learning, they would be motivated to actually learn it. I did my research and found Troy Cockrum and Kevin Brookhouser were employing Google's 20% Project to their classroom. I was immediately drawn to the concept and contacted Troy to pick his brain. What we both ended up with was a mesh of his ideas, my ideas, and Kevin's ideas and we continue to relish in our successes and learn from our weaknesses.