Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

West 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 […]

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Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

As 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. […]

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As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…

I had a great opportunity to record with Brad Shreffler (Twitter, Website) of The Planning Period Podcast. Brad and I took part in a MADPD session hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter, Podcast) and connected to speak for his podcast. On this episode we discuss “the value of reaching across the silos of our roles and […]

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#EdCampLdrOH – My FIRST EdCamp Experience

On June 30, 2017, I had the opportunity to attend my first #EdCamp event in #EdCampLdrOH at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, OH. I came out of this event knowing that I had made the best decision in attending. Below are links to the “Big Board” of sessions held at this event and a […]

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#WVSTC17 – The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference

#WVSTC17 (Official Website | Twitter Hashtag) is coming up next month in Morgantown, WV. #WVSTC has become the go to conference for technology and education in the Mountain State. I have attended the previous three years and left with a tremendous feeling of success each time. This year I am currently slated to present two sessions.   […]

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Being a Connected Educator w/Derek Oldfield

Derek Oldfield is the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Wirt County High School in Elizabeth, WV. Derek is a former classroom teacher of mathematics and a strong proponent of Personalized PD and being a Connected Educator. Derek and I discuss his journey through education and the #WVEdChat. This Episode’s Links & Info: Derek Oldfield Derek’s Blog […]

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Huntington Middle School Tweet Challenge

While on the WVDE Yammer site, I came across a blog post by George Couros, shared by Derek Oldfield, called 3 Things That Have Slowed the Change Process Down in Education (And What We Can Do About It).  I’ll refrain with giving a summary of the article and let others read it themselves, but one thing […]

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