On Demand PD – Technology Resolutions

In order to beat the Winter Blahs, the Library and Technology Staff challenged the faculty and staff to set a personal technology learning goal. We emailed the following to members of our school community: Make and Keep a Technology New Year’s Resolution New Year’s Day is a great time to set new goals and start creating new habits. Did you set a personal technology learning goal for the New Year? Did you receive a new camera for the holidays and you need to learn how to download or edit the pictures? Is there a technology topic, such as setting up […]

NCTE Creates Ning for Conference Collaboration

The National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference will be beginning in less than 24 hours. This year’s conference theme is Because Shift Happens: Teaching in the 21st Century. They have a great list of presenters which are scheduled to be participating in the conference in San Antonio. The better news is that I have heard of nearly all of them! To support the conference, a Ning has been created to allow those who attend the conference in person and those who are virtually attending have to opportunity to interact. They have set up discussion forums for people to […]

Learning by Observing

It is 4:30 a.m. and I am wide awake, with many idea fragments and thoughts running through my brain. I cannot sleep and have to capture these kernals and observations so that I can retrieve them for the daunting task which I am currently facing, which is to act as an unbiased mirror, reflecting and confirming the observations of another school. I am both excited and giddy about the intense process which I am currently undertaking and will be doing so for the next 96 hours. It provides for me an opportunity for  professional development which is enriching and exciting. […]