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Michael Soskil
Works at Wallenpaupack Area School District
Attended University of Scranton
Lives in Newfoundland, PA
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Day 3 - Havilla Children's Center
Today was a great day. This morning Livingstone picked me up at Barnabas's house and walked me to the Havilla Childrens Center  where I spent the day teaching, recording interviews, facilitating distance learning opportunities, and learning from the wonderf...
Today was a great day. This morning Livingstone picked me up at Barnabas's house and walked me to the Havilla Childrens Center where I spent the day teaching, recording interviews, facilitating distance learning opportunities...
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Day 1 - Amsterdam Layover
I'm writing this post from 30,000 feet somewhere between Amsterdam and Nairobi. I want to get my memories from today down before trying to get some sleep on this overnight flight. Lori and the kids dropped me off at the airport in Newark yesterday afternoon...
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Final Preparations, Packing List
The first leg of my flight to Amsterdam leaves Newark, NJ at 5:50 this evening.  With the time change, I will arrive around 8AM in the Netherlands tomorrow if everything is on time. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit nervous. Many times I have told teach...
The first leg of my flight to Amsterdam leaves Newark, NJ at 5:50 this evening.  With the time change, I will arrive around 8AM in the Netherlands tomorrow if everything is on time. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit ne...
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After months of anticipation, the big day is finally here! It seemed like the winter would never end, that spring would never arrive, and...
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Finding #MysterySkype Connection for Your Students
Mystery Skype
is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on
Skype. The aim of the game is to build cultural awareness, critical thinking
skills, and geography skills by guessing the location of the other classroom through
a serie...
Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to build cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, and geography skills by guessing the location of the...
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Really proud of the great learning happening at my school, including this great stuff going on in my son's third grade class. (He's quoted in the last paragraph on page 2 of the article.)
NEWFOUNDLAND -  Third grade historians are in the midst of creating artifacts at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School.     
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Day 2 - Hello Nairobi and Kibera
Last night's flight was uneventful.  It was nice having an aisle seat so I could get up and stretch my legs every hour or so.  I got about 2 hours sleep before we arrived at 6:15 AM.  The sunrise as we walked of the plane onto the roll-up steps was stunning...
Last night's flight was uneventful.  It was nice having an aisle seat so I could get up and stretch my legs every hour or so.  I got about 2 hours sleep before we arrived at 6:15 AM.  The sunrise as we walked of the plane ont...
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Adventures in Kenya Series - Less than a Week to Go
(Image - Wikipedia Commons) Last spring I applied for and was approved to receive the Helen Villaume Education Enrichment Grant from the John and Helen Villaume Foundation.  My proposal had three goals: to develop a Distance Teaching Project collaboration b...
(Image - Wikipedia Commons) Last spring I applied for and was approved to receive the Helen Villaume Education Enrichment Grant from the John and Helen Villaume Foundation.  My proposal had three goals: to develop a Distance ...
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Welcome Karianne Politowski as this week's guest blogger!   At Voki, we love more than anything sharing the authentic ways in which teachers are using Voki to enrich their classrooms. See how her s...
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It's always an amazing conversation when you get to chat with +Ginger Lewman. Check our our chat about empowering students with PBL on the Practicing PBL Podcast.
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Edcamp NEPA - University of Scranton, April 18th.  Register: edcampnepa.weebly.com
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5th Grade Teacher / Head Teacher
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  • Wallenpaupack Area School District
    Head Teacher, 1998 - present
  • Sequoia Charter School
    Teacher, 1997 - 1998
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Newfoundland, PA
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Elmont, NY - Scranton, PA - Phoenix, AZ
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Be the Change You Want to See
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Teacher, Runner, Coach, Photographer, Travel Lover, Disney Geek, and 2012 PAEMST Recipient. Passionate about math that isn't calculation, assessment that isn't grading, Global Collaboration, Problem Based Learning, and improving education. EdTech Chat 'n Chew Podcast Team Member and Organizer of EdCamp NEPA. 
Twitter: @msoskil
Education
  • University of Scranton
    BS Elementary Education
  • University of Scranton
    MS Educational Administration K-12
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