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From Educon to Data – My Reflections

For those that listen to me, I often say that my trip to Philadelphia last summer for PLP Bootcamp was the transformative experience of my professional career.  It was after that experience that I began to write this blog,  became … Continue reading

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Educon 2.2 – End of Day 2

I’m sitting in the back of @bhsprincipal’s car, driving north on I95 thinking about the last 24 hours at Educon.  Like yesterday’s post, what follows are some basic take-aways from that time. I am still struck by Chris Lehmann’s talk … Continue reading

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New Tools, Same Conversation.

Will Richardson has written about this a lot, but I can’t help but notice the lack of conversation taking place about the transformative power of connective technologies.  For the past two days I have been attending and presenting at New … Continue reading

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Modularized Curriculum

I’ve been away too long and have missed writing in my blog.   I have been wanting to write this post for several weeks… Disrupting Class, the revolutionary book by Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn, has been one of the “hot” … Continue reading

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Is Standardizing Curriculum a Good Thing?

Last weekend, my nephew Ryan slept over our house.  He and my son, Ben are very good friends despite a two-year difference in age.  Ryan is a 6th grader, Ben a 4th.  On Sunday morning, they were talking about the … Continue reading

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Chasing Data

I have spent the good part of the past 6 years of my professional life analyzing assessment data.  NWEAs, NECAPs (NH’s state assessment), school-based assessments, surveys, etc.  I have studied proficiencies, RIT scores, grade reports and AYP calculations.  I have … Continue reading

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Shared Space

As I begin to read Leading for Learning by Phillip Schlechty, I am finding myself thinking of and writing more notes in the margins than actually reading.  I was stopped in my tracks when I read Schlechty’s argument for transformation, … Continue reading

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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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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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