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Alexandra Baird Ed.D.

Saint Andrew's School
Technology Integration Coach
Austin, TX

Alexandra specializes in building relationships and empowering teachers to transform the facilitation of digital tools to provide students the opportunities to learn in different modalities and demonstrate what they know in creative, and otherwise, unimaginable, ways. She was a classroom teacher for 12 years in grades 3-5 in both the public and private sectors. Realizing there was much more to learn about teaching, she earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and earned her Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. While writing her dissertation on digital literacy from the perspective of teachers in grades 3-5 she became passionate about the deliberate instruction of digital literacy to foster students who are informed, engaged, ethical, and compassionate citizens both off and online. 


 


During her time as a Technology Coach, Alexandra was instrumental in creating culture shift from stand-alone technology classes to the integration of technology skills into the homeroom and specialty classes, including rolling out a 1:1 iPad program in grades 1-4. She has implemented a school-wide digital portfolio program, Seesaw: The Learning Journal, focusing on process vs product, reflection, and formative assessment. She led the redesign of the computer lab into an iLab/Makerspace and collaborated on developing STEAM curriculum.