Monthly Archives: July 2009

Passion-based Professional Development

Yesterday, I participated in ninety minutes of professional development.  I learned about: Implementing Web2.0 tools into classrooms Developing capacity in teachers Educating and informing parents about the power of Web2.0 Overcoming initial obstacles to change Strategies to engage a variety … Continue reading

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AUP’s, Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about AUP’s lately.  Our school district is at the very beginning stages of reviewing its current AUP and I am happy that that process is beginning.  Like many school districts around the country, our … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Professor

I graduated from Colby College in 1994 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in education.  I graduated with a certificate to teach Biology to students in grade 7-12 in the state of Maine.  I had a great experience … Continue reading

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My youngest daughter Emma will begin Kindergarten this fall. What is the next 13 years of her life going to look like? How will she be learning? What will school look like to her as she navigates her way through school? Will it be progressive or regressive? Will she be fully engaged? Will she have to “power down” when she enters the doors of her classrooms? Continue reading

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