Professional Development

  • Instructional Education Technology Continuum

    by - Jul 21, 2015
    In some school places it is understandable to still hear educators say, “My students know technology, but I don’t know much about technology.” I have to admit that when I hear...
  • What Is A Modern Classroom?

    by - Jul 8, 2015
    I could simply start out and end with the statement that no one really knows what a modern classroom is, because we haven’t really seen one, yet. But that would be...
  • Dr. Sherry Eagle: STEM Collaboration

    by - Apr 1, 2015
    A STEM concept that was successfully piloted—originally—as a summer and after school program, with educators from four large Illinois school districts, working together—collaboratively with Aurora University faculty, corporate partners, and non-for...
  • Eric Sheninger: 5 Leadership Problems

    by - Mar 17, 2015
    What are the most pressing leadership problems facing today’s education leaders? Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow with The International Center for Leadership in Education at Scholastic Achievement Partners, as well...
  • Supt. John C. Carver: Future Ready

    by - Mar 12, 2015
    Superintendent John C. Carver (@JohnCCarver) leads the Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools in Northeast Iowa (Cresco). He has never been stranded on an education island, or shied away from speaking his education mind....
  • Future Ready?

    by - Mar 11, 2015
    School leaders around the nation have been focusing more on being Future Ready. More than 2,000 superintendents have already signed the Future Ready Pledge. Some have taken advantage of the Free...
  • School Leader Dr. Marsha Jones

    by - Mar 5, 2015
    Whenever I interview a great school leader, they all seem to have certain attributes in common. Among those traits are amazing energy, ways to creatively figure out how best to use...
  • Plan Right for Instructional Technology

    by - Feb 24, 2015
    Depending upon where you are right now, your school or district may have little to no technology, some technology, its fair share of technology—along with varying degrees of that as mismatched...
  • How Do We Keep Education Relevant?

    by - Jan 28, 2015
    When Austin-based NMC (New Media Consortium) presented their latest report at BETT 2015 in London, UK, it brought several interesting things to our attention. The Horizon Report – Technology Outlook for...
  • Lead Learners More Than Words

    by - Jan 8, 2015
    Educators passionate in making a difference sometimes get caught up in the words and definitions they use to describe great education initiatives and purpose. The use of the phrase “Lead Learners”...