Welcome Dr. Thomie Timmons!

I am thrilled to announce EnvisionEdPlus is growing! Today we welcome Dr. Thomie Timmons to the EnvisionEdPlus team as our Chief Learning Officer to lead our ‘real time’ professional learning (all live virtual and in-person professional learning). Bringing Thomie Timmons into the fold is not just a great opportunity for EnvisionEdPlus, it brings Thomie and I full circle. We met while teaching at Reynoldsburg, Ohio High School in 1992 while he was the cool art teacher and I was that mean government teacher 🙂 In February of 1993 our engagement made the RHS morning announcements. In March 2022, we will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary.  

Thomie and I had a wonderful experience innovating together in the 90’s but have not worked together since 1999 when I left the district to begin my administrative journey.  For 30 years, Thomie has been one of Reynoldsburg’s leading innovators. Most recently, he was a Deeper Learning Coordinator supporting PBL, maker education and other deeper learning practices across the district. Thomie was a founding staff member of the eSTEM Academy at Reynoldsburg High School where he led the development of the Reynoldsburg Battelle FabLab, a school-based MakerSpace that serves the school and the community.  

As our Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Timmons will significantly expand our capacity to provide outstanding professional learning in maker education, STEM/STEAM school design and pedagogy, cross curricular instruction, design thinking, and transdisciplinary problem based learning. His experience designing high school pathways and school-community partnerships brings a high value-add to schools looking to increase equitable access to alternate demonstrations of competency for at-risk students. 

Thomie is a National School Reform Faculty Member and received this accreditation through a national teaching portfolio presentation.  He received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in Social Justice from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His research was on social justice in MakerSpaces.

When asked what he looks forward to most about joining the EEP team, Thomie tells friends, “Michele has been bossing me around for 30 years – now I get paid for it :)”    

If your school or organization needs support in any of these areas – give Thomie a shout (Thomie@envisionedplus)! 

  • Active and Whole Brain Engaging Learning Strategies (co-facilitated with Jim Still-Pepper) 
    • Whole brain based instructional strategies that engage hands, heart and brain so EACH student (especially at risk and trauma impacted) youth can think and innovate. 
    • Great for school and out-of-school time learning
  • We’ve Got Maker Equipment – Now What?
    • Strategies for integrating maker education across the curriculum in school or during-out- of-school time learning
  • STE(A)M Designation and Re-designation
    • We want to become a STE(A)M school but need help.
    • OMG – we are up for re-designation and need help! 
  • Design Thinking and PBL 
    • Implementing design thinking and/or PBL in classrooms and out-of-school time 

Our Courses

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Supporting Families (Level 1) Consider the differences between engaging and supporting eight types of parents or family members you might encounter. Reflect on your past experiences with each of those types. Create and implement an action plan to improve your support for families who need it. 0.00 2020/07/17 2022/03/24 6
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 1) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of STEAM integration (design thinking) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. Two “office hours” will be available to chat with the instructor and others enrolled in this course. 0.00 2021/01/09 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 1) The brain is constantly changing and molding in response to the environment. These changes impact student learning. This is especially true in terms of trauma. This training is designed to help participants learn what goes on in the brain and how they can set up a learning environment for each of the students in their class. 0.00 2021/01/30 2022/03/24 4
STEAMing Up Literacy (Level 2) The content in this course is designed to begin your understanding of Problem Based Learning(PBL) and apply this knowledge to your own classroom. You will have the opportunity to implement a mini lesson and receive feedback about your lesson. 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
High Quality Literacy Instruction (Level 1 & 2) Core content includes an overview of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, evidence-based literacy practices, and resources and tools for literacy instruction. Participants will create, implement and improve two classroom-based literacy strategies (in-person, blended or remote). 0.00 2021/02/23 2022/03/24 5
Supporting Families (Level 2) In Engaging Families Through Support - Level 1, you learned about eight types of parents/caregivers and reflected on your past experiences with each type, culminating in a plan to better engage specific types as partners in their children's education. During this 8-hour asynchronous course you will delve deeper in your understanding of the eight types of parents/caregivers by speaking with individual family members you work with, discovering what they need from you and your program, and implementing an action plan informed by the actual families you serve. Doing so will give you sustainable skills and strategies to build stronger family engagement year after year. 0.00 2021/03/07 2022/03/30 6
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 1) Differentiation is effective instruction that is responsive to the learner’s preferences, interests and their readiness. It could be explained as a framework for thinking about your teaching and your student’s learning. This course discusses differentiation as an effective teaching tool. Included are many resources and strategies to help meet the learning needs of each student. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies and resources to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each student in their classrooms. 0.00 2021/03/18 2022/03/24 5
Trauma Brain (Level 2) This course gives an advanced understanding of the brain. including differences between “active” and “relational” based brains, trauma-related behaviors, and strategies to reach and teach trauma-impacted students so that they can re-engage in learning. Participants will learn about the range of thinking that a brain does, explore how students fit into the range of thinking, and discover healthy ways of engaging the full range of thinking. 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 4
Differentiated & Engaged Instruction (Level 2) This 8-hour, self-paced course is facilitated by Laurie Trotter, an EnvisionEdPlus Instructional Specialist. The course explores advanced differentiation as an effective instructional method that is responsive to the learner’s preferences and interests. Create, implement, and improve a lesson plan to engage all learners. Participants will learn through various articles, videos, examples, strategies, and resources to be able to be proficient in starting to adapt lessons to meet all needs of students in their classroom. Prerequisite: Differentiated and Engaged Instruction (Bronze Badge). 0.00 2021/05/31 2022/03/24 5
Creativity Belongs in the Classroom (Level 1) Encourage lifelong learning, improve focus, reduce anxiety and enhance thinking in your classroom or program. Creativity is a learned and trained process for getting the most out of higher level thinking and problem solving of your students. Learn how to embed creativity easily into your lessons, using strategies that will help unlock your students ability to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers. This course is appropriate for anyone who works with youth and also satisfies the HQPD Gifted competencies of A, B, and D. 0.00 2022/01/14 2022/04/10 5

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