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July 15, 2014

How to Create Teacher IEPs: Individual EXPLORATION Plans

Recently I spoke at ISTE and wrote about how we need to take back our PD. One of the things I mentioned that has been getting quite a few follow up questions is the idea of Teacher IEPs, aka Individual EXPLORATION Plans. So here is a quick blog post about the concept, and how to make it your own!

July 12, 2014

PD Is Not a 4-Letter Word: My Ignite From #ISTE14

Recently I gave an Ignite talk at ISTE. Afterward, folks wanted to know where they could review some of the ideas I had mentioned. So... I went through my slides and tried to type out basically what I said for you below! Here it is (approximately), with the slides. (Side Note: I hope to turn this into a longer presentation someday! Because... I love PD!)

June 30, 2014

Announcing the Digital Innovation in Learning Awards!

EdSurge and Digital Promise have partnered to create the "Digital Innovation in Learning Awards" (DILAs if you prefer a fun acronym). This program will honor powerful examples of innovative teachers, administrators, and ed-tech organizations.

June 19, 2014

Summer Conference Survival Guide

It's Summer! Hooray! Time for sun, family, fun and... conferences! Whether you're going to a huge event like ISTE or a smaller district PD, conferences can either be an amazing, inspiring experience or an overwhelming cyclone of information. Below are some tips for making the most of these events so you leave with real ideas that you will actually use.

May 08, 2014

Day 4 of Educators Who Inspire Educators

Welcome to Day 4 of our National Teacher Appreciation Week Series: Educators Who Inspire Educators. We have gotten to know three hardworking teachers throughout this week. Now we head to Orland Park, IL to meet high school teacher leader.

May 07, 2014

Day 3 of Educators Who Inspire Educators

On to Day 3 of our National Teacher Appreciation Week Series: Educators Who Inspire Educators. We've already learned about two excellent teachers. Today, we'll go for lucky number three as we meet a first grade teacher from the land of 10,000 lakes.

May 06, 2014

Day 2 of Educators Who Inspire Educators

Today is Day 2 of our National Teacher Appreciation Week Series: Educators Who Inspire Educators. It is also the official Teacher Appreciation Day! Yesterday Jason Markey honored Frank Holthouse, today we head to the land down under to meet an eLearning Teacher!

May 05, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week Series: Educators who Inspire Educators

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I am honoring my colleagues with a week-long series called "Educators who Inspire Educators." I reached out to my PLN and asked them to spotlight an amazing teacher. Thanks to the enthusiastic responses, each day this week we'll be learning more about educators from around the world who are creating #EduWins in their classrooms everyday.

March 29, 2014

Be a Shark: Getting Better at Getting Better

Today I'm so honored to have a dear friend and respected colleague, Sue Gorman, guest blog on TTT! An incredibly generous professional and thoughtful educator, Sue brings experience and insight into educational technology and professional learning. Today she's here to talk about her own growth and the tools she uses to do so!

November 14, 2013

The Digital Buzz: Using Twitter to Shape Your School Culture

In this week's Digital Buzz, we explore how to leverage social media, specifically Twitter, to amplify your school's voice. Today we are joined by Jason Markey, principal of East Leyden High School, and two of his amazing students, Ariana and Kristina. Together, they share the story of how their sch...

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