Reflecting on Time in West Virginia w/Dr. Michael Martirano Michael Martirano (@mjmsuper on Twitter) was the 30th West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools and currently the Interim Superintendent for Howard County Public Schools System in Maryland. On the podcast, Dr. Martirano looks back at his time serving in the State of West Virginia and looks forward to what his future might hold. Randall … Continue reading “Reflecting on Time in West Virginia w/Dr. Michael Martirano”

Advice for Any New TIS, Upcoming Events, and Why Am I Doing This Podcast?’s episode looks back at a recent blog posting of advice for new TIS candidates. I also highlight some upcoming events and talk about one of those events, #EdCampLdrOh, with one of the organizers, Mr. Bobby Dodd, To close I share an explanation of why the show is being produced and how the Amazon Associates … Continue reading “Advice for Any New TIS, Upcoming Events, and Why Am I Doing This Podcast?”

Reflecting On A Career w/Bill Smith Smith is currently serving as the Superintendent of Cabell County Schools in Huntington, WV. Mr. Smith has served in that capacity since 2005, but will be retiring after June 30, 2017. In this episode we discuss his 40+ year career with Cabell County Schools, the achievements he feels occurred under his leadership, and his … Continue reading “Reflecting On A Career w/Bill Smith”

WOW! (Podcast Thanks and Announcement)

I started the podcast here on my site as a way to share with others some of the great things going on in education in West Virginia. I didn’t expect the immediate results that I received. The number of downloads/listens has beaten my own expectations and for that I need to say thank you to … Continue reading “WOW! (Podcast Thanks and Announcement)”

Advice for New Technology Integration Specialists (TISs)

After a quick exchange with a colleague on Twitter, I thought I would share my advice for anyone taking on a role as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). The Three Types of Teachers Prepare for, what I call, the three types of teachers in regards to technology. I wrote about this previously in a reflection … Continue reading “Advice for New Technology Integration Specialists (TISs)”

TIS Reflection

I was recently presented with the following prompt to foster some critical thinking on my part: Reflect on why you decided to become a TIS: Think about why you decided to become a TIS.  Do you have a job that requires you to have the credential? Are you completing the program for your own personal … Continue reading “TIS Reflection”