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Freyja Bergthorson

Loudoun County Public Schools
Instructional Facilitator, Technology
Seneca Ridge

I'm Seneca Ridge Middle School's Instructional Facilitator Technology, so I provide lots of coaching around technology to individuals and groups in my school, as well as presenting during local education technology events.  In addition to my work with technology, I designed and have taught a series of 5 weekly classroom management workshops for Loudoun County Public Schools. This is offered 2-4 times each school year, and I have been doing this for more than 10 years now. In Loudoun I train beginning teachers during the Beginning Teacher Institute and at two mini-conferences held each year. I am also a Teacher Trainer for the VEA, and teach classroom management and other workshops for them when needed. I've given presentations on a variety of topics at VATE, NCTE, VSTE, ISTE, Longwood University, and for the VADOE. I was an English SALT (department chair), lead mentor, and an English teacher at Farmwell Station Middle School for 16 years before becoming an Instructional Facilitator of Technology in 2014. I am a also past VATE webmaster & board member, and past Events and Exhibits Chair for NCTE's national conference.