Professional Learning Specialists

Morgen Larsen

Teacher-Librarian
Greenacres Elementary School
Elementary Representative
Northwest Council for Computer Education Board of Directors

Morgen Larsen received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education and Library Media Science from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University.  She is currently Teacher-Librarian and Technology Instructional Coach at Greenacres Elementary School and serves as Central Valley School District Social Studies Vertical Chair in Spokane Valley, Washington.  A strong advocate for educational technology and information literacy, she facilitates student directed learning that is maximized with the use of technology.  Her students are challenged to think out-side of the box while building their understanding through experimentation and exploration.   Her professional interests focus on the unification of social studies and science instruction with English language arts and math aligned to Common Core State Standards.  Her current projects include development of social studies open educational resources.  She is a Next Generation Science Standards trainer for Washington State Library.  In addition, she serves on the board of directors for the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), and is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Washington Library Association (WLA), and Washington Library Media Association (WLMA).  She was recently honored with the ISTE Making It Happen award for her visionary and innovative approaches to cultivating and empowering student learners.