It is basic and simple, I am thankful for connections because they make me a better educator and that benefits my students and my school. In the road to learning, there have been many stewards of knowledge who have been my fueling stations to follow a path to impact learning. Locally I thank my colleagues… Continue reading Why I am thankful for my connections
“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” ~Ezra Taft Benson I am a passionate person, often to a fault. I throw myself into many a things with all I have, which confuses many people and at times leads to a misunderstanding of the motive. Working with… Continue reading Igniting Passion: Reflection of EdCampNJ 2013
Preface: Collaborative blog by @Principal_EL and @iplante in the spirit of #Satchat and #CE13 Every Saturday morning hundreds of dedicated and committed educators from around the world start their weekends with professional development at 7:30-8:30 am EST and 10:30 EST for the west coast version. Founded and led by Brad Currie (@bcurrie), Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco), and… Continue reading What if #Satchat started a school?
As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness. However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead. I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended… Continue reading How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator
I love technology and always have. Several years ago, making videos of school sporting events and showing them at our morning meetings led into a role of technology coordinator. My school knew they needed more educational technology, and since I had some skills they asked me to take on the role. Since that time, I… Continue reading Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me?
In the past week I have experienced two kinds of professional development (PD). Presented and Paid to attend a conference put on by a well-known education organization focusing on dyslexia, Conference A Presented and attended a free conference organized by educators in one school district, Conference B It is astounding the difference between these two… Continue reading The New Face of Professional Development.
Too many tools…tool little…. time? knowledge? interest? It is astounding the number of technology related tools that exist and are on-goingly created for education. Prior to the holidays I attended the CAIS Too many Tools evening… http://caisct.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/cais-too-many-tools-event-a-great-success-here-are-the-notes/ It is a great forum for seeing a quick presentation on some tools fellow educators are using in… Continue reading Too many tools…too little….
A Snapshot of Personal Professional Development (PD) Saturday October 13, 2012 I sat drinking coffee in CT while listening to @coolcatteacher (Vicki Davis) present the keynote at Edscape in NJ organized by @NMHS_Principal (Eric Sheninger) Many a Saturday morning 7:30-8:30 am I am on Twitter participating in #satchat moderated by @bcurrie5 (Brad Currie) and @ScottRRocco (Scott… Continue reading A Snapshot of Personal Professional Development