Category: professional development

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PLC: Pretty Long Committee meetings?

I spend, thankfully, countless hours in schools. As part of my job I travel around the country to support teachers in the effective use of digital teaching and learning. Something caught my eye in the many staff and conferences rooms as I sat in. All over the walls teachers and school leaders hung posters describing…
21st Century Equity 0

21st Century Equity

It has happened already, and it is only going to get worse. When it comes to using digital texts and tools for meaningful, purposeful, and connected learning students born whiter and wealthier  are afforded more opportunities than their peers. This disparity will become another reaffirming gap in the quality of education between the have and have nots.…
Does your Digital Footprint Get you in the Door? 1

Does your Digital Footprint Get you in the Door?

Times are tough for recent graduates of education programs. Given the economic conditions of many school districts the labor pool has swelled with teachers who have many years of experience. These recently released recruits are quickly filling the ranks of the few  full-time positions and almost all of the long term substitute positions. It is…
Moving from We Can’t to We Must 0

Moving from We Can’t to We Must

Something wonderful happened today. I was speaking at the Connecticut Association of Administrator Mentor program and came to a realization:For the first time I was able to hear a chorus of "We Must" instead of "We Can't" when discussion technology and literacy integration. There were no calls of not enough machines or students too far…