What I Do

Realize the Promise of Technology

As a mentor, my focus is on realizing the promise of technology in teaching and learning. In my work with schools, I emphasize using digital tools to differentiate instruction, encourage the link between content and authentic experience, and celebrate learning through collaboration and creativity. I mentor administrators, coaches, and educators on how to move from School 1.0 to School 2.0. Ideally, after working with me, educators will no longer equate the fact that a student is simply using a computer with rigorous and relevant learning. They will know that it goes far beyond just sitting in front of a glowing screen or electrifying a lesson.

When the promise of technology is realized, lessons will integrate:
  • HOTS
  • Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking
  • What you couldn't do before….

The kids go home tired, instead of the teacher.

It's not about the technology; it's about what you do with it.

What I Do

I teach teachers how and why to integrate technology into their lessons – with the focus on higher order thinking skills. A sample of my offerings includes:
  • Work with administrators and educators to build a vision of what technology integration looks like in the school or district
  • Designing a professional development strategy
  • Providing Instructional Coaching
  • Facilitating face-to-face workshops
  • Facilitating professional learning communities
  • Teaching online workshops

How I Do It

I provide differentiated professional development for educators, so that learners can realize the promise of technology. I mentor, model, and engage.
  • I model the use of tools and strategies that teachers can implement to transform instructional practice.
  • I mentor educators on how these tools and strategies can be used effectively and appropriately with their content.
  • I engage educators by meeting them where they are, so they can begin to learn the way their students should learn.

Sample Workshops

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Moving from School 1.0 to School 2.0
  • Building an Online Professional Learning Network
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Collaborative Tools for Learning
  • Bringing the Outside In for Collaboration and Understanding
  • Communicating Your Message Effectively
  • Information Gathering in a Web 2.0 World
  • Gathering Data: Surveys, Cell Phones, and Formative Assessment
  • Expanding Your Reach Beyond the School Walls
  • Assessing Learning With Digital Tools
  • Publishing to an Authentic Audience

Sample Digital Tools

  • Back Channel
  • Google Apps
  • Google Docs
  • iLife
  • iWork
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Live: SkyDrive, WebApps
  • Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers
  • QR Codes
  • RSS Readers
  • Screen Cast Tools
  • Skype
  • Wikis
  • ....and Many More Web 2.0 Tools

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