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Συνοδία (sunodia) is an ancient Greek word that describes a journey that one takes with companions.  My goal in working with educators is to foster growth and innovation in the areas of instructional practice and curriculum development by offering meaningful learning opportunities and sustained support during implementation.

 

About Me

A passion for teaching and supporting teachers.

I am a veteran educator with over fifteen years of experience in both teaching and teacher leadership in K-12 schools.  I am committed to partnering with teachers in their professional growth to create a plan that is truly individualized and tailored to each teachers needs.  I have a wealth of valuable experience working with teachers in all stages of their careers.  In my own teaching, I use my strong foundation in backward curricular planning and cooperative learning to design creative and engaging lessons.

As a teacher, I’ve enjoyed developing lessons that incorporate technology in a meaningful way.  I love helping teachers see the many ways that technology can benefit our students. My technology trainings are designed to provide plenty of opportunities for teachers to have hands-on practice time so that they feel confident using the tools that they will teach with.

I founded Sunodia Educational Consulting to share my passion for teaching with my fellow educators by providing creative, tailored, and patient professional development services.  I earned my teaching credential from Santa Clara University, my master’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and my bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

 

Services Offered

I value opportunities to work collaboratively with school leadership to address the specific needs of the community.

 

Instructional Coaching

Individualized mentoring of a teacher through a coaching cycle of reflection, goal setting, learning, and implementation.  Coaching can be done in-person or virtually.

Curricular Planning

Guide teachers in the development of curricular units using the backward design process.  Meet with groups of teachers at the team or department level to facilitate the curriculum writing process.

Technology Integration

Classroom centered technology training delivered in context to increase teachers confidence with and creative integration of technology.

Courses, Workshops, and Materials

3 Favorite Tools of 2018

This short course will introduce the learner to my three favorite tools of 2018.  I’ll introduce each tool, provide a tutorial on how to use it and offer some classroom applications.

3 Favorite Tools of 2018

Simple Strategies – Tech Integration

Integrating technology is a powerful way to increase student achievement and augment engagement.  This weeklong workshop will focus on simple strategies for bringing technology into your curriculum.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of technologies, discuss how they are valuable additions to a classroom, and have ample time to learn to use each tech tool. Learn More

My Teachers Pay Teachers Store

I regularly add new materials to my store.  You can find both free and paid content.

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Testimonials

After several years teaching English full time, I discovered a need in my classes for more varied assessments around writing instruction. Observing my class and discussing my own reflections, Lynne provided me with both helpful research specific to the content of my class and valuable lessons from her years of teaching experience. As a result, I was able to shift the focus of my assessments from drafting in stages to targeting the development of specific skills that would help my students write more confidently. As I develop new units and lesson plans, these benefits of Lynne’s coaching continue to be very valuable.

Ben Sigrist, Bellarmine College Prep, San José CA

Lynne West’s workshop enabled me to completely transform my classroom. With her clear introductions, sound pedagogical reasoning, and built-in practice time for each digital resource, I left her workshop with a solid base of new materials as well as the confidence to continue creating them on my own. From “flipping my classroom” to creating an interactive website, and from deepening learning through social media to using online assessments, my classroom has truly been updated for 21st century learners.

Kristin Webster, Upper School Latin, The Marymount School of New York

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