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Photos by Anne Donofrio-Holter

by Anne Donofrio-Holter

Rosemead High Instructional Coach

Presents at Cal Poly Conference

by Anne Donofrio-Holter
Rosemead High School instructional coach Justin Lim was a presenter at a workshop entitled Meeting the Tech Challenge: Common Core, Assessment and Technology, hosted by the Cal Poly College of Education and Integrative Studies Education Alumni Group.
“My focus was on practical classroom applications of technology with a specific focus on how technology can be used to assist in classroom management, student access and differentiation of instruction,” said Lim.  “Some of the specific applications included the use of iPads as a teaching tool, cloud services such as Google Docs and Dropbox, screen casting, and ways students can use smart devices to enhance learning.”
The workshop, attended by area educators, included information on practical, relevant and easy-to-implement technologies that can help with classroom management, the best free web services to support instruction and how to use video to record and save lessons and help students do assignments at home.
“I first began presenting with Scholastic at their Annual READ180 Summer Institutes presenting best practices from my own classroom experience,” said Lim.  “As the District’s first teacher coach in 2010, I was responsible for professional development that included presentations during workshops.  It is now part of my job description.”
“Justin Lim , as always, provided great information and useful tools for the attendees,” said Nick Salerno, El Monte Union High School District superintendent.  “He represented the District admirably and we are extremely proud of Justin and his work.”
Lim, the 2010 El Monte Union High School District Teacher of the Year, earned his B.A. degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego and a single subject English certification from Cal Poly Pomona.  He is a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served in Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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