Kristina Holzweiss

Kristina Holzweiss

"The Laptop Lieberrian" - School Library Media Specialist

Throughout her career as an English teacher, school library media specialist, and professional developer Kristina Holzweiss has learned that building relationships and collaborating is the soul of education. Kristina has taught library information skills, 7th grade English, GED, evening high school, and summer school over her 18 year career.  Being a lifelong learner, Kristina has received both a BA and an MA in English Literature.  In addition, she received a certificate in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook and received her MLS in Library Studies from LIU - CW Post.  She has taught several in-service classes, workshops, and webinars.  She has presented for the Long Island Language Arts Council Conference, both the Eastern and Western Suffolk BOCES School Library Systems, New York Library Association, Suffolk School Library Media, Long Island School Media Association, Long Island Tech Summit, Long Island Council for the Social Studies, and The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State.   Kristina will also be presenting a workshop "Extending Your Library Research Program Beyond the Bookstacks", as well as moderating a Common Core discussion group at the ISTE 2013 Conference.

Kristina Holzweiss is proud to be an Awesome Stories Teacher Leader, certified Thinkfinity trainer, Intel Master Teacher Glogster Ambassador, Edcanvas Ambassador, and Edmodo Ambassador.  An active proponent of the Common Core Standards, Kristina moderates the nationwide Edmodo Common Core Conversation group of more than 2,500 educators.  Awesome Stories is featured on Kristina's website

What Kristina Holzweiss says about Awesome Stories:

"Awesome Stories" is one of those rare sites that is not only useful for teachers and librarians, but is also kid-friendly.  Many databases and primary source websites are full of great resources, but they are difficult for students to navigate.    "Awesome Stories" presents history the way it should be, as a collection of stories to pique children's interests.  The multimedia approach helps students to learn the material in various modalities, while offering access to high-quality links, videos, images, charts, and text.  Awesome Stories makes it easy for students to research topics of interest so they can spend more time reading, understanding, and evaluating.


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