Ursela Garvin, NBCT

Ursela Garvin is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a BS in Business Education: Information Technology (2006) and a M.A.T. in Business Education (2008). She is a fourteen year veteran educator and currently teaches computer science for Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV. Currently, she serves as President-Elect for the Computer Science Teacher Association - Silver State (CSTA). The primary goal of CSTA to ensure that computer science is accessible to all students and ensuring that teachers have the resources they need to successfully teach the course. This year she has mentored Nevada teachers who are seeking their NBCT certification. She is also the owner of STEMbotics Learning Center which is a K-8 agriculture & robotics summer camp. Her hobbies include volunteering, hiking, spending time with family and playing old school computer games.

The Digital Divide: National Board Teachers Have Arrived “Tips for Engaging & Educating Your Students During Uncertain Times”

April 7, 2020

It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago; I was happy in my classroom teaching, answering questions, building relationships with my students and preparing them for upcoming summative assessments. I really love a routine and I had it perfected. I never would’ve thought that today, I’m preparing to address my 206 students virtually via Google Classroom for the second week in a row.  I had a week to prepare for this transition and was provided the opportunity to implement my strategies during my scheduled virtual classes last week. As a National Board Certified Teacher, I am always implementing and…

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