Sowing Seeds and Reaping the Harvest…

I have been reflecting a lot lately on my role as an Instructional Technology Coach. This position in education is at the cusp of innovation and change.  A wonderful place to be if you are all about “new and different” and a very uncomfortable place to be if you fear change. My practice of reflectionContinue reading “Sowing Seeds and Reaping the Harvest…”

A Catalyst for Transformation…

Connections for how I lead and work come from all over.  Inspiration for how I coach others, inspire learners and share my learning often come from places that are not within the walls of the schools I support or the educational publications I read. Often they come from unconventional places like casual conversations with friends,Continue reading “A Catalyst for Transformation…”

Take a #Selfie…

Oxford Dictonaries Word of the Year for 2013 was selfie. We see them being taken everywhere we go.  You ask any “tween” and they can tell you the best way to take a selfie. It has completely infiltrated our culture. So, do selfies have a place in education? I would argue, absolutely. As educators weContinue reading “Take a #Selfie…”

The Tried, the True, the Google…

Many educators on Twitter, when discussing the collaborative features of Google, know it’s not a novel concept.  It is interesting to me how a new tool or an updated platform can get our blood pumping. Yet, in a few weeks we are thirsty for another new platform, update or idea. What I have found, asContinue reading “The Tried, the True, the Google…”

Providing the Opportunity for a Tech Club (AASL reblog)

Over the past school year I have learned about the importance of observation and offering opportunities.  As an Instructional Technology Coach, I have learned not only to look and offer opportunities for exploration with teachers, but students as well. One such opportunity arose when I was introduced to the “Hour of Code” event and purposefullyContinue reading “Providing the Opportunity for a Tech Club (AASL reblog)”

Rituals, Routines and Relationships… I’ve got this?

Every classroom that has been in full swing for four or more days probably appears like a well-oiled machine.  It amazes me how quickly teachers and students alike adopt procedures, rituals and routines with lightening speed and quickly move into the content. We all give heavy thought to developing relationships with our students and, IContinue reading “Rituals, Routines and Relationships… I’ve got this?”

Anyone Can Do a Training, No One Can Tell Your Stories…

  In the last two days of July my district hosted an amazing Professional Learning Event called #TechnoPalooza 2014.  There were amazing presentations by myself and others both within my district and outside of my district. As I moved on from those two days and reflected on the learning, connecting, and collaboration that took place,Continue reading “Anyone Can Do a Training, No One Can Tell Your Stories…”

The #nisdPalooza anticipation builds…

This Wednesday, July 30th and Thursday, July 31st my district is hosting “TechnoPalooza.”  Three years ago it was a in-district choice menu Professional Development focused on Educational Technology Integration. Last year it grew within the district in popularity and was open for other districts to attend as well. This year the planners led by KarlaContinue reading “The #nisdPalooza anticipation builds…”

Is it time for a ROLE Revolution?

On Sunday I had the privilege of hosting #txeduchat.  The topic was “Results Only Learning Environment” based on the book ROLE Reversal by Mark Barnes (@markbarnes19). For a review of the book I refer my blog followers to my good PLN friend Joy Kirr’s (@joykirr) post on her blog last year ROLE Reversal Review. SomeContinue reading “Is it time for a ROLE Revolution?”

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