Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

Teachers 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 … Continue reading “Staff Development vs. Professional Learning”

Minecraft: Education Edition Boot Camp

I have been contracted with the West Virginia Department of Education to help assist in the usage of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) with educators in West Virginia. On January 19, 2019 I will be holding the first schedule M:EE Boot Camp event at the Spring Valley High School Career Technology Center. The event is FREE … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition Boot Camp”

Minecraft: Education Edition

https://pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition”

What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys

Today‚Äôs episode features the #BowTieTechGuys, Kevin Sears and Luke Swiney, Technology Coordinators/Coaches for Jackson County Schools, taking part in a discuss on what effective PD should look like. They share the way in which they have begun to build their own PD offerings to better meet the needs of the teachers, and in turn the … Continue reading “What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys”

Welcome to The GRIND! w/Dr. Randall Sampson

Dr. Randall Sampson immigrated to the United States from South Africa and has worked to build a career as a strong influencer in education. He was a classroom teacher and administrator in the schools in, and around, the Columbus, OH area before founding Liberty Leadership Development and has become an incredible proponent for personalized professional … Continue reading “Welcome to The GRIND! w/Dr. Randall Sampson”

Successful Technology in West Virginia Classrooms w/Mark Moore

Mark Moore is a Coordinator in the Office of Technology Integration and Support at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). Mark is one of the primary professional development folks related to technology for WVDE goes all over the state of WV to help prepare teachers to integrate tools and products in their classrooms to … Continue reading “Successful Technology in West Virginia Classrooms w/Mark Moore”