Archive For The “Prof_Dev” Category

Got Game? The PBSKids STEM Challenge.

By | January 16, 2012

For the past 3 years, the New Media Consortium, along with CoSN and ISTE, has worked to identify trends in education and learning in their annual Horizon Report. This year, as in last year’s report, Game Based Learning has made the list of trends to be adopted in two to three years. Games, both digital and […]

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Teachers are learners too.

By | March 22, 2011

I’m just digging in to Jim Knight’s newest book, Unmistakable Impact. Already I’m hooked. The book resonates with the gentle reminder that in order to change education for the better, we must work as partners from a place of mutual respect. Here’s a quote I want to remember and think on further as I think […]

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Teacher Research: I’m wondering

By | September 16, 2010

As we move through the teacher research process with our Digital Learning Collaborative Cohort 2 participants, I’ll be working on my own teacher research project alongside them.  We’re using the text “The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Teacher Research” as our text to help us walk through the process. We’ll all be sharing our research progress […]

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Teacher Research. I’m Learning.

By | May 12, 2010

Note: If you’re reading this tonight, May 12, you’ll notice there aren’t any links to the posts or people I reference. It’s late and WordPress on the iPad’s still a bit limited. I’ll add them in tomorrow. Promise. —————— Recently in this space, I’ve written about a project going on in our district called the […]

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Digital Leadership

By | March 31, 2010

I’m thinking a lot lately about leadership, partly because of the work I’m doing to help pull together the TIE+ISTE Leadership Bootcamp, but also because we’re working to develop leadership capacity on many levels in our district. And what I’m thinking about is the fact that good leadership is as much about communicating as it […]

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TIE+ISTE Leadership Bootcamp Virtual Session

By | March 10, 2010

If you’re not busy tonight (March 10) at around 7:00 PM Mountain, we’d love to have you join us for a free online session hosted in Elluminate. Bud Hunt will be presenting a session entitled “Amplified, Customized, & Maximized” where he will introduce the Leadership Bootcamp, talk about how to get involved, and also discuss […]

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The Digital Learning Collaborative. Where we’ve been and where we’re going.

By | February 11, 2010

This is a post which lives at the St. Vrain Instructional Technology Blog.  Share your thoughts here or head over to the original post and let us know what you’re thinking. ———————————————– Back in October, we kicked off the Digital Learning Collaborative program here in SVVSD. The program was formed from a desire to revamp […]

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Reflecting on Professional Development

By | September 18, 2009

The past few weeks have been filled with lots of thoughts and planning around professional development. Most of the thoughts rolling around in my head revolve around how to find balance in a training model between the art and the science of teaching. Traditionally, technology training has spent way too much time on the mechanics […]

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Iron Teach: Battle Literature

By | April 9, 2009

I’ve long been a fan of Tom Woodward’s insanely creative method of developing units, so when he gave the green light for an IronTeach challenge, I had to jump on board. The basic premise of Iron Teach is based on the show Iron Chef America, where two teams of chefs battle to develop recipes that […]

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Conversation Starters

By | March 14, 2009


Since Katie Morrow and I spent some time in our last Always On podcast talking about professional development, it got me to thinking about some of the strategies trainers can use to get teachers talking. As part of our regular 1:1 teacher meetings this year and during the district Technology Learning Facilitator meetings in my […]

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