SXSW EDU Mentor Sessions


Audrey O'Clair

Special Education Teacher, Brewer High School

Talk to me about:

  • Bringing literacy opportunities to low income families in very rural areas.
  • Working with many age levels, subject levels and ability levels and loving it!
  • Working with families using technology to build experiences rich in literacy.

    Audrey O'Clair is currently teaching ninth-grade special-education at Brewer High School. For 10 years (2004-2014) she created a learning environment for young children in her home allowing her to care for her two children as well as countless others. Having a passion for, and training in the areas of early childhood, ed tech, literacy intervention, and special-education, has allowed Audrey to leverage her skills to support young children, teachers, and families. She continues to develop family engagement opportunities for RSU#3 in Waldo County as a Family Literacy Liaison. In 2013, she co-authored an article for NAEYC's- Teaching Young Children titled Touch and Grow- Learning and Exploring Using Touch Tablets. Audrey is also the co-founder of the early literacy intervention program called Kindergarten Jumpstart (KJS) which is currently being implemented in more than 20 school districts across the State of Maine.

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    Audrey O'Clair

    Austin Convention Center Room 11AB
    Mar 10
    3:00pm – 4:00pm

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