Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/ec08f878-1deb-4672-8536-68ed108aa7e4.mp3Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of “professional” or “staff development.” Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy, or technology tool. This is a very over generalized way to help educators to grow …

Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/aed29090-230c-4f3f-90f3-1bd7605f9f0f.mp3As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional growth outside of the traditional professional development that their districts and schools have provided. This has led to the growth of being a connected educator. …

#MADPD – Making Tech Disappear

I had the great fortune to be a part of a panel for #MADPD on May 6, 2018 with Shane Lawrence of Ed – Conversations about the Teaching Life, Brad Shreffler of The Planning Period Podcast, and Kasey Bell of Shake Up Learning and The Google Teacher Tribe. Below is the video of that session: …