cltrends_asandler_smAllison Sandler

I am an elementary educator with 9 years of teaching experience. I have taught in second grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade classrooms. I earned my elementary education degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I live in Denver and teach at Virginia Court Elementary School in Aurora Public Schools.

Currently, my educational interests include increasing differentiated learning, technology in the classroom, and parent and community involvement.

In my free time, I enjoy camping, swimming, golfing, walking my dog, Addy, and drawing. I am a Broncos fan and spend a lot of time watching football. I think of myself as being a creative, active person who loves new adventures.

For this project, I acted as the K-12 education expert in the collaborative learning field. I also linked our project to my personal Pinterest board (Collaborative Learning) and Twitter account. Visit my professional website

cltrends_cmoore_smChristina Moore

I am an Instructional Designer that collaborates with subject matter experts (SMEs) such as instructors, authors and artists to develop their teachings into easily accessible, visually rich content, in order to achieve the learner’s highest engagement, comprehension and success. Please feel free to check out my portfolio site at: www.ChristinaMooreDesign.com. My background is in graphic design and photography. My personal interests include skiing, rock climbing, yoga, gardening, backpacking and almost anything outdoors. For this project, I acted as graphic designer, web designer, the Facebook Networked Learning Space (NLS), and copy editor/proof reader.

aliciaportraitAlicia Newton

I am an optimist, mother, grandmother, and life-long learner who believes in the innate brilliance in everyone.  I’m the Owner of Learning Path, LLC, a training and development consulting firm. I help organizations organically grow independent learners and collaborative learning cultures. I’m also the cheerful contributor responsible for the Corporate page of this website.

I design and develop blended, face-to-face,  and e-Learning learning solutions. Some of the clients I’ve developed learning for include Chick-fil-A, Cox Communications, The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Georgia Pacific, EarthLink, HD Supply, and the Federal Government.

I love to travel and once took a trip to Bangkok and Phuket with myself. My friends said “you’re going way over there by yourself!?” I said “There will be people there when I get there.”  Learn more about me

kirkportraitKirk Lunsford

I am a designer, illustrator, and educator. I like to create ideas and products that inspire and motivate people. According to a recent “strengths” finder Gallup survey, my strengths include: “relator, learner, strategic, achiever, and futuristic.”

I imagine a world where everyone has access to education designed just for them. Learn more about me


The contributions I made to the ‘trends’ project include: Collaborative Learning in Higher Education, How Can I make My Classroom More Collaborative?, Discord, A Platform For Education of the Future, Three Different Collaborative Learning Spaces and What We Can Learn From ThemTrends in Collaborative Learning 2017 Google+