We are #BetterTogether

The better part of two weeks ago the United States entered into what much of the rest of the world was experiencing with COViD19 and traditional face to face education was turned on its ear. Face-to-face educators went into emergency remote teaching, parents became partners in educating students in a way we have never seenContinue reading “We are #BetterTogether”

Why is Organizing Our Thinking Important?

I am the main organizer of our district instructional technology Twitter chat #nisdNOV8.  This fall we made a purposeful move into a series approach to our chats.  In November we focused on #voiceNchoice for a 3 part series. In December we focused on the concept of “Organizing Our Thinking” for 3 of our chats. TheContinue reading “Why is Organizing Our Thinking Important?”

Learning is Fun… This Time of Year!

This time of year, you walk on any campus in my district and you will see holiday decorations everywhere, holiday goodies in the lounge (hot chocolate bars being my favorite), and a general sense of good will. To describe what it is like to be in a school this time of year, it is FUN.Continue reading “Learning is Fun… This Time of Year!”

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?”

#EdCampNOV8

Click on the #edcampNOV8 Thinglink (at date of post Thinglink cannot be embedded in a WordPress blog) The Northwest ISD IT team, that I am a part of, hosted our first #EdCamp.  It was an exhilarating experience and I was amazed at all the new #EdCampers that attended.  I created the Thinglink above as aContinue reading “#EdCampNOV8”

#edCampHome and #nisdpd: Taking Control of Your PD

Events: January 4th, 2014 #edCampHome January 6th, 2014 #nisdpd Northwest ISD Winter Professional Development Day Premise of Events: #edCampHome Educators meet up through Google+ through pre-registered event organized by David Theriault, Kelly Kermode, Karl Lindgren-Steicher, and Shawn White Pre-registered participants post in Google+ topics they would like to discuss or moderate and others can +1Continue reading “#edCampHome and #nisdpd: Taking Control of Your PD”

Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2

A Curation Epiphany As I reflect upon the last week and the start of school in the district I am privileged to be a part of, it struck me how curating has become a method of improving not only my practice but supporting other educators in theirs.  In a day and time when there isContinue reading “Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2”

Content, Collaboration and Curation…

Social media has moved from truly a “social venue” to a way that educators, parents and professionals learn, collaborate, share and ultimately gather (curate) information.  Those who have made that “mindshift” from “social” to “learning” know that with a 140 character tweet, post or search for a “pin” on their topic they are a littleContinue reading “Content, Collaboration and Curation…”

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