cferguson@mckinneyisd.net
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2012-2013 Webb Elementary Teacher of the Year
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I am Christy Hames Ferguson, the Media Resource Specialist at Webb Elementary. Notice my name has changed! I got married over the summer to a great guy and have been very busy! I have two children, Hunter (22) and Hanna (20). Hunter recently graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. Hanna is currently working and raising her puppy! I am very proud of both of them.
This will be my 16th year in education and my 13th year in McKinney. I taught 4th grade at Savoy Elementary for 3 years, and 4th and 5th grades at Burks Elementary in McKinney for 4 years before coming to Webb in 2005. I graduated in December 2005, with my Master's in Library Information Science from the University of North Texas. I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M Commerce.

I grew up in Oklahoma and am a big OU fan! I enjoy watching football and like to play volleyball and tennis. I also try to ride bikes every once in a while, but find it difficult to keep up with my kids.

I am so happy to be a part of the Webb family and am looking forward to another great year. Please feel free to contact me any time and be sure to come and visit our beautiful library. Go Sooners!

Current positions held:
Selected as MISD ITeam Lead MRS
Webmaster
Campus textbook coordinator
Campus Technology Team Lead
Bluebonnet Summer Camp Co-coordinator

Education:
2004-2005 University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Master of Library Information Science
1990-1997 Texas A&M University- Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Texas Certification: Classroom Teacher (1-8), English as a Second Language (1-8), School Librarian (K-12)

Experience:

2005-Present- J.W. Webb Elementary School, McKinney, Texas, Media Resource Specialist
2001-2005- Burks Elementary School, McKinney, Texas, 4th and 5th grade teacher
1998-2001- Savoy Elementary School, Savoy, Texas, 4th grade teacher

Professional Memberships:

Member, Texas Classroom Teachers Association; Member, Texas Library Association; Member, Discovery Educator Den Star

Workshops Presented:

Presenter, Learn More About Smartboards, Webb and Burks Elementary, Nov. 2008
Presenter, More on Smartboards, Webb and Burks Elementary, March 2009
Co-Presenter, Brainpop and Jr. Too!, MISD, Aug. 2009
Presenter, Basic Smartboard Use, Webb Elementary, Aug. 09
Presenter, Advanced Smartboard Use, Webb Elementary, Aug. 09
Presenter, Learning to Manage Accelerated Reader, Webb Elementary, Aug. 09
Presenter, MISD Teacher Website Training, Webb Elementary, Jan. 2010
Presenter, Web 2.0 at Webb, Webb Elementary, March 2010
Co-Presenter, Book Study, Teaching With Poverty in Mind, Webb Elementary, Aug. 2010
Presenter, Creating and Editing your Own Smartboard Lessons, Webb Elementary, Nov. 2010
Co-Presenter, Using Flip Camera and Movie Maker, MISD, Dec. 2010
Co-Presenter, Megabyte Monday using VoiceThread, MISD, Jan. 2011
Co-Presenter, Megabyte Monday using Movie Maker- Advanced, MISD, Feb. 2011
Co-Presenter, Fun with Photostory, MISD, April 2011
Co-Presenter, Click to Achieve with Turning Point Technology, MISD, June 2011
Co-Presenter, Megabyte Monday using Keynote, MISD, Sept. 2011
Co-Presenter, Megabyte Monday using iPhoto, MISD, Oct. 2011
Co-Presenter, Imovie for Beginners, MISD, Dec. 2011
Co-Presenter, Podcasting with Garage Band, MISD, Jan. 2012
Co-Presenter, Mega-byte Mondays at Webb, Oct. Nov. Dec. 2012
Co-Presenter, Publishing Student Ebooks, Region 10 Technology Conference, May 2012

Co-Presenter,, The Basics of Edmodo, MISD, June 2012
Co-Presenter, Advanced Edmodo, MISD, June 2012
Co-Presenter, Using Sundry Notes, Evernote, and Posterous in the Classroom, MISD, June 2012
Co-Presenter, ShowMe How to Use Educreations and Explain Everything, MISD, June 2012
Presenter, Needle in the App Stack, MISD, July 2012
Presenter, Using Basic Edmodo in the Classroom, MISD, July 2012
Co-Presenter, Digital Storytelling in MISD, Library 2.0 Virtual Conference, Oct. 2012
Co-Presenter, Learning Commons Model in MISD,Plano Library Expo Conference, Nov. 2012

Co-Presenter, Penguin Palooza Digital Storytelling Festival, Plano Library Expo Conference, Nov. 2012
Co-Presenter, Digital Playground, Plano Library Expo Conference, Oct. 2013
Co-Presenter, Mega-byte Mondays Teaching with Evernote, Jan. 2013

Co-Presenter, TCEA, Feb. 2013
Co-Presenter, Research Tools, Plano Library Expo, Nov. 2013
Co-Presenter, Toilet Paper Technology, Plano Library Expo, Nov. 2014
Presenter, Megabyte Monday- Using Google Drive and Classroom, Dec. 2014
Co-Presenter, Professional Development with Twitter, TCEA, Feb. 2015
Co-Presenter, Toilet Paper Technology, TCEA, Feb. 2015
Co-Presenter, MISD Curation Station, TCEA, Feb. 2015
Co-Presenter, 24/7 Learning in MISD, MISD Converge, June 2015
Co-Presenter, MISD Curation Station, MISD Converge, June 2015
Presenter, Getting Googly, Webb Staff, Aug. 2015
Co-Presenter, Megabyte Monday- Using Plickers in the Classroom, Nov. 2015


Grants and Awards:
2015 Fall, Pre-School Story time, $1200, MEF

2013 Fall, E-Books, $2500, MEF

2012-2013 J.W. Webb Elementary Teacher of the Year, McKinney, Texas
2011 Fall, Bluebonnet Camp, co-award, $985, MEF
2010 Fall, Primary Technology Package, $2985, MEF
2009 Fall, Early Literacy Books for Library, $2733, MEF
2008 Fall, Read it Forward, $500, MEF
2007-2008 Capital Investment Grant, $50,000, TEA
2007 Fall, Study Island TAKS Program, $1351, MEF
2002 Fall, Mobile Science Lab, $1500, MEF
2002-2003 Burks Elementary Teacher of the Year, McKinney, Texas
1999-2000 Savoy Elementary Teacher of the Year, Savoy, Texas