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”

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”

What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys

https://pinecast.com/listen/b258653f-bbf7-4189-8c5e-6880d634148f.mp3Today‚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”