Lisa Bieler, Horace Mann's Technology TOSA
Lisa is supporting Horace Mann teachers and students with engagement and technology strategies. Lisa is also a Google Certified Trainer. Her 26-year career in education includes working with elementary, middle, and high school teachers and students. As a lifelong learner, she eagerly seeks out innovative ways to reach and teach all students.
Prior to becoming a Technology TOSA, she taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades, implementing 1:1 instruction, G Suite, and other cool tools in her classroom. She seeks out learning experiences at CUE, EdSurge, Edcamps, G Suite Summits, and Twitter. She also holds certifications from LACOE in Instructional Coaching and IDEAL (Innovative Digital Educator and Leader.)
She earned her BA in History and teaching credentials at UCLA, and Masters in Educational Technology at Pepperdine University. She completed a short Q& A for this month's Husky Howler's Feature Teacher:
Name: Lisa Bieler
Role: Technology TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment)
Years at Horace Mann: about 6 weeks so far
Describe your family and background: I am married and have a 16 year old son. We live in Rancho Park.
What is something that most people don’t know about you? I can fly a plane and solve a Rubik’s Cube.
What do you love most about Horace Mann? I’ve been so welcomed by students, teachers, and parents. I really love walking through the campus and hearing so many voices saying, “Mrs. Bieler! Mrs. Bieler!” It makes me feel like a rock star.
What should our community most treasure about Horace Mann? There is such a diverse population here at Horace Mann- so many languages, so many countries represented.
Anything else you would like to share?
- It's not about the device, it's about the learning
- Technology is a tool and a means, not the content
- Growth mindset is imperative.
- FAIL = first attempt in learning