Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

https://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 … Continue reading “Staff Development vs. Professional Learning”

Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

https://pinecast.com/listen/f5fd003f-9046-4937-a6c1-0e8034e8eb8a.mp3West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. These days provide for students to complete assignments as part of a “Snow Packet” from home in lieu of attending school … Continue reading “Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather”

Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

https://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. … Continue reading “Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?”

Getting Started with Office 365

https://pinecast.com/listen/a9f75c48-ade6-4484-bc35-9391f5972ea6.mp3Microsoft’s Office 365 Education is an amazing platform that provides a lot of useful features and tools to educators and students. Great tools like Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Learning Tools, Forms, Skype for Business, Sway, Outlook, and OneDrive provide a robust suite that can have an immediate impact in the classroom for both educators … Continue reading “Getting Started with Office 365”

#EdCampNSV

https://pinecast.com/listen/d2714ffb-6d86-48f0-a802-751f0d0ba5f2.mp3#EdCampNSV On September 22, 2018 #EdCampNSV was hosted at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. Following up the event, I was able to sit down with four other educators at the event and reflect a bit on the things we experienced during the day. The four educators joining me for this discussion are Patrick Hausammann … Continue reading “#EdCampNSV”