#1 Collaboration is King…. Today’s Meet, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
#2 Learning is Hands…. on- CTE classes, coding, problem solving, etc.
#3 Classrooms Look Different ... flexible furniture
#4 Coding Takes Off… expecially at elementary & middle school
#5 Students take Charge… devices are in hands of students, blended learning
Instructional Technology Specialist, K-12
Building 3, (HDOT - MS Campus) Office Phone: 936-875-9254 Cell Phone: 936-635-9162
Joan Davis Ragland, B.S. (1970), M.ED.(1974), SFASU
Mrs. Ragland has been an employee of the Hudson School District since the fall of 1978.
Job assignments have included the following: 7th grade Science teacher; 7th grade math teacher, driver education instructor, Integrated Studies teacher and Science/Social Studies Curriculum Specialist K-12 She has served as sponsor/coach of many extra-curricular groups such as middle school cheerleaders, swim team, ABBIT, UIL, STACK and GEARUP Coordinator.
Mrs. Ragland enjoys sharing her love of learning with students, co-workers and peers. She has presented at numerous local, state and national conventions and events.......from East Texas to Norfolk, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Racine, Wisconsin; San Francisco, California and stops along the way.
Mrs. Ragland and her husband Tonie reside in Nogalus Prairie. They have two children and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Ragland is a member of Prairie View United Methodist Church, the DAR,DRT, and UDC.
Beckville ISD, Grades K-6
Apple Springs ISD, Grades 7-8
New Summerfield High School, 1965 - Salutatorium
Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S., 1970
Stephen F. Austin State University, M.Ed., 1974
Elementary Self-Contained, Grades 1-8(1974)
Elementary Self-Contained, Grades 1-8 (1970)
Driver Education, Grades 9-12 (1971)
Elementary English, Grades 1-9 (1981)
Elementary Life/Earth Science, Grades 1-8 (1981)
MIE Instructor, 2014, 2016
MIE Trainer, 2015
GOOGLE Educator, 2014
Apple Springs I.S.D., 1971-1978
Hudson I.S.D., Lufkin, Tx., 1978-present
Science/Ecology Club Sponsor
Swim Team Coach
Spring Break Tours to Washington, D.C.
Angelina County Science/Technology Fair
*Texas State Teacher of the Year Finalist
*Nine Who Make A Difference, KTRE-TV
*TMA'S Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
*HMS Teacher of the Year, 1988 & 1998
*Southwestern Bell Corp. Distinguished Teaching Award for
Excellence in Science Teaching
Science Institute, El Paso, Tx.
Gifted and Talented, Kilgore, Tx.
Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development Institute.
Teacher Conservation Institute
Sea Camp, Galveston, Tx.
TI^3, Norfork, Virginia
TEXTEAMS, Dallas, Tx.
Sustainability Institute, Racine, Wisconsin
Science Safety, Washington, D.C.
Safety in the Science Laboratory, Austin, Tx
Instructional Leadership Development
Classrooms of Distinction Interactive Forum
Plus additional local, regional, state & national conferences, etc.
"Unsinkable Science Activities"
"Science, The Final Connection"
"Technology and Science"
"Technology in the Classroom"
"Safety in the Science Lab"
"Calculators, Keyboards, Computers, Oh My!
"Adaptations, Modifications, and Inclusion"
"Differentiating Teaching Styles and Student Activities"
"The Ball is in Your Court"
"Plan, Commit, Succeed, Oh My!"
"Resuscitate Your Classroom"
HELP – New Teacher Orientation
Intro To GABBART (District Website Pages)