Maggie Austin has enjoyed working and learning at TIE for almost two decades.
She loves how her colleagues foster a collaborative spirit and opportunities to learn. Prior to coming to TIE, Maggie taught adults in Germany, high schoolers in Australia, middle schoolers in California, and elementary kids in South Dakota. A defining experience for her was teaching in the Laboratory School at the University of Wyoming.
Her current work at TIE includes facilitating Courage to Teach/Courage to Lead retreats, supporting inquiry-based mathematics teaching and learning, and helping high schools implement computer science coursework.
- South Dakota Courage to Teach will blossom this year through our Wo-Lakota work. A link to the national: Center for Courage & Renewal
- Launched in partnership with CAMSE (Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education) in 2014, Expanding Pathways into Computer Science is funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Creating safe spaces for listening and learning
- Helping schools develop professional learning communities
- Making the case for inquiry-based mathematics instruction with teachers, administrators, and parents
- Designing effective processes for managing and implementing grants and other organizational initiatives
- Planning and presenting effective reading and thinking strategies for children and adults