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…”

What is a #growthmindset?

Recently a fellow colleague, @LisaDegnan1 and #newbie blogger (Blog: Teaching and Learning With and Through Others) shared the excitement of self-directed autonomous professional development. Lisa Degnan and Husband With her permission I am “re-blogging” her post titled “Best Summer Professional Development” “Have you ever written curriculum?  Looking at the standards, breaking down the TEKS, andContinue reading “What is a #growthmindset?”

Words to live by…

In the midst of the reshaping that I wrote about in my last post a dear friend and mentor lost her 8 and 1/2 year battle with cancer. Jan wasn’t a fellow educator when I met her.  She was a parent of a student I taught.  We bonded through our love for her daughter.  OurContinue reading “Words to live by…”

Reshaping what we do…

I had plans this summer. Plans to read the following professional books: Plans to catch up on my personal reading for enjoyment:     I had plans to participate in all my usual Twitter chats. I had plans to post multiple entries to my blog. Then I had an amazing week. I presented Genius HourContinue reading “Reshaping what we do…”

“Like a TECH BOSS”

This phrase appeared in our district Tuesday night Twitter chat #nisdnov8.  One of our district’s proactive, tech-savvy administrators @yolanda_wallace signed off saying:   I love walking into a classroom and seeing students engaged and creating relevant product guided by specific learning goals. However, I know many teachers this time of year fall prey or areContinue reading ““Like a TECH BOSS””

When we “Be Brave”…

We all have celebrated the moments when we inspire our students.  In those same moments we have become inspired as well.  Often the inspiration takes us on a journey through the reflective epiphany of a fear to take a risk with something or a realization that we have purposefully avoided a challenge.  However, in theContinue reading “When we “Be Brave”…”

When Control Sinks Your Ship…

                                                                                                                                          [1] Co-authored by Middle School Tech Club Sponsors Susan Fitzgerald, Library Media Specialist and Kirsten Wilson, Instructional Technology Coach                                                                                                                                 [2] In days gone by, the teacher was the sage on the stage –  the expert in the room.  Today educators are working with a population of post-modern learners with needs and learning stylesContinue reading “When Control Sinks Your Ship…”

Delivering a Message… the Power of Video

I have been participating in the #blogamonth challenge since January 1, 2014.  I needed a “push” to keep me blogging, or so I thought.  Then I realized, through the #blogamonth website I had more material to work from than I ever thought “worthy.” Which brings me to my first “video” that I share with teachers,Continue reading “Delivering a Message… the Power of Video”

How to Eat an Elephant…

As we begin fresh with a new year, I know many of us have recharged, reflected and refocused.  We have personal and professional goals we have set for ourselves to better ourselves, better our world and better relationships. When my students are faced with a new and sometimes daunting task I always refer to theContinue reading “How to Eat an Elephant…”

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