About Christie McCormick

Christie is a transplanted English teacher, now working with the Bend-La Pine Online Team. She enjoys helping teachers develop solutions to all kinds of classroom problems, using the best digital tools.

Canvas? Ready!

When the district decided to invest in the future of Bend-La Pine education by bringing on a single, powerful Learning Management System for our middle and high schools, it was going to be a gradual process. We’d wade in slowly, Continue reading Canvas? Ready!

Taking a Virtual Field Trip

For most of us, a quick trip to the grocery store might be the biggest outing we’ve had lately. But Shari Nichols’s High Desert Middle School art students had a personalized tour of the Guggenheim in New York City last Continue reading Taking a Virtual Field Trip

Summit Stays Connected

Brady Bedsworth’s TV Broadcasting students aren’t letting a little pandemic get in the way of their weekly productions. Featuring student-created segments, like cake-baking and movie reviews, the shows keep Summit’s Storm Cats engaged and connected. But the lip-sync challenge is Continue reading Summit Stays Connected

Communication and Remote Learning: Best Practices

Limit the number of messages going out. A weekly summary of class lessons, assignments, etc. is better than a daily notice. Consider a calendar presentation, showing just what is expected when. Include all needed links on messages and assignment directions. Continue reading Communication and Remote Learning: Best Practices