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Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning, Lufkin ISD

Rafranz Davis serves the community of Lufkin ISD as the Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning. As an advocate for passion-based learning, Rafranz uses her experience as a secondary math educator to help teachers integrate technology using innovative teaching strategies aimed at empowering students to be autonomous learners. As a writer and speaker, Davis frequently draws upon her background as a parent and woman of color to offer ideas and insight into how technology can be used in schools to not only break barriers but to provide opportunities and instruments for diverse learners’ voices. Her first book, The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech (Corwin Press, January 2015), challenges schools to not only face inherent challenges of lack of diversity in decision making but also take steps aimed at changing it.

Posts

  • Maker Education
    Providing math students with manipulatives and art supplies can bring excitement, engagement, and elements of a Makerspace into the classroom.
  • Teacher Leadership
    By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.
  • Education Trends
    Guest blogger Rafranz Davis, an instructional technology specialist, describes how becoming a connected educator brought her out of hiding and put her in a position of empowering other educators.