Yesenia Colón is a second grade school teacher for the Spanish Immersion program at Bridger School in the Portland Public School district.
Yesenia Colón - Portland Public Schools
Custom Design, Custom Development, Translation
Maestra Yesenia – as she is called in the classroom – is a second grade school teacher for the Spanish Immersion program at Bridger School in the Portland Public School district in Portland, OR. (Full disclosure: She is also my wife.)
She, like many other teachers, needed an easy and accessible way to update parents with current units of study and classroom resources. I designed and developed the website, translated the content, designed the information architecture, and created a custom lesson plans plugin so she could manage her weekly plans from anywhere.
Previously Yesenia was using an Excel table to create her lesson plans, but it became very hard for her to manage and keep track of previous plans as the years went by.
The custom plugin allows her to privately manage her weekly lesson plans within the website’s dashboard. Once a plan is published, the plugin generates a neat table in the front-end she can refer to right away, and because they are archived the same way as posts, it is very easy for her to refer back to previous lessons.
I knew I needed a website, but was unsure of how to best organize the information that I wanted to relay to my students’ parents and of my abilities in maintaining a website, translating and updating it weekly.
Alexis created a beautifully organized website that is extremely easy for me to update and for parents to understand and access. I can even manage my lesson plans directly on the website now, saving me a lot of classroom planning time!