PBL Workshop Recap

I’ve spent the last three days in The Buck Institute for Education‘s PBL 101 workshop with a large group of elementary teachers, coaches, and administrators from across the district. The primary focus of the professional development was the skills and knowledge required to design, assess, and manage “Gold Standard” Project-Based Learning units (PBLs). Why PBL? We were able to walk away from the… Continue reading PBL Workshop Recap

Model Schools Conference

I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to spend the last few days in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2015 Model Schools Conference. The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) hosts the annual conference that features the Nation’s highest performing schools, educational leaders, tools and resources to drive excellence and how-to strategies to improve student learning and engagement. … Continue reading Model Schools Conference

KCPT Technology Conference Recap

KCPT hosted their annual K-12 Technology Conference today. The theme was New Paradigm Shifts in Education.  Mike Montague, in his Keynote session, explained paradigm change comes when someone shows us something better. The rest of the day was just that: educators sharing ideas/tools in effort to show a better education. Eric Langhorst shared these Google Geo Tools: Google Tour Builder Views… Continue reading KCPT Technology Conference Recap

DAY 29: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

Since I first started in education: I’m more empathetic I’m more focused on growth I’m more confident I’m more collaborative I’m more aware I’m more innovative I’m more proactive I’m more supportive I’m more professional I’m more student-driven I’m more reflective I’m more effective It might be easier to express ways I haven’t changed as an… Continue reading DAY 29: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

DAY 22: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

My Personal Learning Network (PLN) includes my colleagues, those I’m following on Twitter, those posting in Google Communities (that I’ve joined), and those blogging (that I follow). Access has changed the environment for which we can learn, but it’s important to not forget to learn from fellow educators we work with directly. I consider myself very… Continue reading DAY 22: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

DAY 12: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

I love that today’s challenge Blogging Challenge prompt is “How do you envision your teaching changing over the next five years?” A very timely question. Our professional development for teachers today in Liberty Public Schools included sessions led by George Couros and Will Richardson. The uniting theme of the two sessions was understanding modern learners and how education must shift… Continue reading DAY 12: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers