Professional Development

Neighborhoods

What is a PLN? It’s a personal learning neighborhood. We connect online with people around the world to learn with each other. Eventually, we “know” each other in that neighborhood and build friendships.

Classroom Live Archives

Thank you Classroom 2.0 Live for the Saturday morning [9 am Pacific] “in your pjs” interactive professional development to present the possibilities that technology could bring to the classroom, possibilities for assessment, collaboration, communication, search, critical thinking, and so much more.

Pedagogy

Relationships come first, followed by student choice and voice. Almost from day one of my teaching, those two things were important for my students to choose to learn.

Plan and Share

My plans for next year will be to share my summer professional development in ways that continue to encourage authentic connections with technology integration through my various online communities and connections, perhaps collaborating with other teachers who have similar interests, just as connected learners do.

Blogging With Students

“It’s every teacher’s dream. Students are no longer writing for a grade or for their teacher. Instead, they are writing for their peers and generating their own topics. Can this really be possible?”

Purpose, Content, Agency

For thirty-one years, I taught in a public, rural PK-8 elementary school. Past or present, first grade or eighth grade, my goal has always been for students to own and create their own learning. Together, we created the environment and…