About Mrs. Melissa Butler

Edmodo Support Ambassador and Edmodo Certified Trainer- I am here to support you! I am a 6th-grade English Language Arts teacher in the South Orange/Maplewood School District and have been teaching for the past ten years.  In addition to serving as an ELA teacher, I have taught students with special needs and worked as an ABA Therapist.  In our school, I have also assumed the roles as "lead teacher" in the ELA department where I promote rigorous learning; aligned with the Common Core, the Reading and Writing Project methodology, and the National Educational Technology Standards.    My present work focuses on learning in the digital age as a model for moving my school and other educators forward and by revolutionizing reading and writing workshop with state-of-the art tools and methods under the direct mentorship of Mary Ehrenworth and Lucy Calkins. As a result, I have emerged as an innovative speaker at many conferences, including the recent NJECC conference at Montclair State University (MSU), NJASA's annual conferences, EdmodoCon and institutes at Teachers College including the Spring Reunion which opens its doors to thousands of educators from all over the country.  My main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology and the integration in schools by means to engage students, improve communications with all school stakeholders, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally. I have been fortunate enough to be able to pilot many platforms in my classroom such as Edmodo, Google Apps, Evernote, Livebinder, and Twitter.      I am extremely pleased to say that my 6th-grade language arts classroom has pioneered a 1:1 paperless learning environment.  And most recently, my class won EduBlogs', "Best Use of Media and Video in the Classroom" for our Virtual Debates via Google Hangout, and they will be showcased in a documentary on PBS in the coming months.  I am also honored to assume the role as an Edmodo Certified Trainer in their first cohort group and just recently I became a Google Certified Trainer.  And most recently, I was nominated for honors in the Middle School Teacher Category for the 2014 Bammy Awards, and I just made the top 5 short list.Connect with me on Twitter at @Angelinashy.
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Edmodo Awarded - 16

  • Librarian


    Achieve 100 views of content you have shared on Edmodo

  • Edmodo Ambassador

    Edmodo Ambassador

    Official Edmodo Ambassador. Member of the Teacher Leader Network.

  • Snapshot Trailblazer

    Snapshot Trailblazer

    You blazed an edtech trail by training at least five teachers at your school on Snapshot

  • Certified Learner

    Certified Learner

    Completion of Edmodo Certified Learner, Edmodo Workshop or Edmodo In Action Courses

  • Subdomain User

    Subdomain User

    Belong to your school's Edmodo subdomain

  • Community Member

    Community Member

    Follow two subject area communities

  • Connected


    Connect with at least 10 teachers on Edmodo

  • Profile Complete

    Profile Complete

    Your profile is complete, great job!

  • Edmodo Certified Trainer II

    Edmodo Certified Trainer II

    Official Certified Advanced Trainer for Edmodo

  • EdmodoCon 2013 Presenter

    EdmodoCon 2013 Presenter

    Presented at EdmodoCon 2013

  • Verified Teacher

    Verified Teacher

    Verify your teacher account

  • Edmodo Certified Trainer

    Edmodo Certified Trainer

    Official Certified Trainer for Edmodo. Member of the Teacher Leader Network.

  • Connection Hub

    Connection Hub

    Connect with at least 20 teachers on Edmodo

  • Edmodo Training

    Edmodo Training

    Thanks for participating in an Edmodo Training Group

  • EdmodoCon 2013 Attendee

    EdmodoCon 2013 Attendee

    Attended EdmodoCon 2013

  • Publisher Collaborator

    Publisher Collaborator

    Follow a publisher community

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