The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year.

SDE Conference for Extraordinary Educators!


July 20 - 24 in Chicago 2013 I was excited when SDE contacted me to be a presenter for their summer conference this year. Conference for Extraordinary Educators education Extraordinary Educators professional development SDE summer workshops teaching teaching conference this summer

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What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

Quality professional development rests in the ability of the organization to not only meet their needs, but also that of its constituents. Educators now have to attend mandate-driven workshops on the Common Core, teacher/principal evaluation, and student growth objectives.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. The three of us quickly discovered how much we all enjoyed the same type of literature (these crazy coincidences kept happening throughout the night - it was destiny for us to meet!). Yep - Riley and I meet Mr. Cullen!

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Maybe a published poet could Skype in and lead a workshop.

With @ClassDojo - Go Paperless, Reach Common Core Standards, & Enhance Engagement!


After our Skype meeting, I could tell there was HUGE potential in what he was about to launch. Sam and I had several meetings, phone conversations, and even hung out at various conferences. We took the information from the charts and used them to track our success in workshop.

Leadership Ignited

A Principal's Reflections

The leadership of NASSP is well aware of trends in and the value of connected learning and have created a learning experience that will meet the needs of all attendees. While attendees are at Ignite 2013, they will get to reclaim that time and make the most of it.

Star Planning: Engage the Senses, Make Memories, and Inspire Creativity!


The Inspired Apple: a Fun Teacher''s Blog - click here to connect to her fabulous site - I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abby, author of The Inspired Apple , in person this summer in Chicago. It was great to get to meet you in person this summer.

Edscape is Coming. Join Us and Innovate Now

A Principal's Reflections

The annual Edscape Conference will once again be held at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ on Saturday October 19, 2013. The Edscape Conference will feature presentations and workshops by innovative educators who believe that change is essential to meet the diverse needs of all learners in the 21st Century.

#CEL13: Connections

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The 2013 CEL convention focused on the theme of Transformative Literary Leadership and Learning, and my session was STOP BLEEDING RED INK: Using Paper and Online tools to assist in evaluating student work. AH-MAZ-ING Educator Editing Workshop breaking down walls.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! 10:00pm KEYNOTE: Kim Cofino - Adventures in International Education 11:00pm ePortfolios as Environments for Global Engagement, Deep Learning and Authentic Assessment - Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, Professor and HP Fellow “In today''s society, we no longer have to hold meetings in the confines of four walls, stay in expensive hotels, and nibble on gourmet food we can''t pronounce.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Background includes director of research, Sesame Workshop; asst. This week we continue our evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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STEAM-Powered Notebook Practices

Educator Innovator

The team presented a hands-on paper circuitry workshop at the NWP Annual Meeting recently. Educator Innovator Blog NEXMAP Annual Meeting notebook NWP paper circuitryby Jennifer Dick, NEXMAP Program Director.


The Importance of Student Buy In for the Use of New Technology and Teaching Methods

Saving Socrates

I resented the unstructured weekly meetings my students attended with school counselors and advisors and the almost monthly color war or spirit centered full school event. I found those meetings turned into venting sessions where students were given the ability to complain about anything they disliked. Furthermore, I found these meetings had an almost contagious effect among students creating animosity and inspiring grievances from even the most copacetic student.

You Are What You Share

My Paperless Classroom

In many of our meetings this week we have been talking about integrating digital citizenship into our character education program. When we were talking about this program for the students I suggested a think workshop for parents, seriously so they know what we are doing.

Building a Learning Culture


It takes place through conversations, classes, Twitter chats , workshops, blogging, book studies, challenges, team meetings, etc. Learning is not something that needs a workshop or a class for it to occur.

Tackling the Difference Between the PD Teachers Want and What They Need Via the Professional Development Plan

Saving Socrates

I find teachers that are excellent in classroom management and perhaps weak in differentiation flocking to workshops about research or flipped education. Well, I meet with the teachers regularly before and after observations to remind them of their areas of growth and encourage them to attend workshops, read books, and come work with me and other teachers on those areas. Can they continue to sign up for workshops on areas they want to grow in rather than need to?

Today: A Conversation with Idit Harel Caperton on Constructionism, Social Learning, Web 2.0, Seymour Papert, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004 to leverage her unique blend of award-winning research, business acumen, and leadership in spreading innovative new-media learning projects for benefiting kids and youth around the world. Most recently, the Workshop launched Globaloria to invent ways of using social networking and Web 2.0

A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

I''m both happy and sad to say that our Pre-Conference workshop at #AASL13 ( American Association of School Librarians ) is S OLD OUT! We can''t wait to share some new ideas & collaborate with the 65 people registered for this pre-conference workshop!

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

Recently, I created this video during a workshop: In order to create that product, my partners and I used a combination of GarageBand, Thumbjam, email, text, PhotoShop, BeFunky, Camtasia, and of course, YouTube.

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Steve Hargadon Co-Chair, 2013 School Leadership Summit [link] The Summit Schedule : Times below are in US-Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT - 7). O''Neil, Technology Coordinator How Can Mainstream Education Meet The Needs of Post-Modern Society? - Kim Jones, CEO Professional Development Workshop for Citizenship Education & Conflict Analysis in Teaching of Social Studies - Noureen.M. Thursday, March 28th, is our inaugural, online, and free School Leadership Summit.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

The ability to meet that challenge will help determine whether education will be more relevant to both young people and the economy where they will be eventually looking for work.”. From July through September, the winning organizations will host local hands-on events where young people collaborate and compete to build a better web through activities such as hackathons, digital learning labs, maker spaces, badge development workshops, and digital journalism and mentoring workshops.

How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

MOOC Crib Sheet created by Jeannette Shaffer (for a 2011 ISTE Workshop) 2. Because a MOOC is free and typically doesn''t offer any sort of credit, most people that choose to participate are there because they want to gain new knowledge and meet new people in their profession.


February 2013 - The Educator 2.0 Tour in Australia

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me in Australia in February of 2013, where I''ll be doing a series of workshops, masterclasses, and consultancies in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. The workshops are full-day hands-on events which will explore these trends of the education revolution--which is demanding even more from our educational institutions and from educators. full-day workshops will include post-event online meetings, together with networking and forums discussions.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

Over 60 Videos to Provide Some Great PBL Ideas at the Follett Challenge

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Perhaps you might even attend my session or workshops. Workshop: Beyond the Device: Technology to Support Standards and Authentic Learning. Workshop: Making Makers Mainstream: Connecting A Maker Culture to Curriculum Standards. Click here to view 60 winners going back to 2013.

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The Trust Default

The Principal of Change

In a recent workshop, I was asked: “Do you think that kids should just be able to bring phones to the classroom whenever they want?”

Why These School Districts Serve Children Beginning at Birth


Meghan McCormack, whose job is to visit families in their homes, pulls on her own coat as she hurries outside to meet a mom whose kids aren't old enough for school yet. And the school has to be flexible in meeting needs they might not have foreseen. BELLEVUE, Neb.—The

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD


During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants.

How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience 


A 2013 survey of parents found that 20 percent of their elementary-age kids had less than 15 minutes to eat. She also worked with design firm IDEO when it worked with the district to launch a school lunch redesign process in 2013.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Racism cannot be solved in a six-hour workshop,” Howort told the group.

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What Makes Professional Development Work?

This approach can enable administrators to differentiate to meet the needs of all their teachers. He has been recognized by EdScoop (EdTech Hero, 2017), SETDA (Leader of the Year, 2013), and Common Sense Media (Educator of the Year, 2012).

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

And so the one-and-done workshop can be great for sparking an idea, but to think we’re going to bring about real classroom change with a one-day workshop, it isn’t really going to happen.”. Seleb has served as Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library in Illinois since May 2013.

Does “Brainstorming” Lead To Innovation?

The Principal of Change

I hate meetings. I hate bad meetings. It also talks about other opportunities to become creative through “not meeting” I love this quote from the article: My brainstorming basics are simple. Meet less. I have a confession to make.

'QueenHype' After-School Program Empowers Girls Through Art and Activism


Confidence is built through deep self-reflection, mindfulness, and yoga, as well weekly workshops where girls have meaningful dialogues and come up with measurable solutions. After completing the program, our young Queens demonstrate mastery through a community project reflecting the learnings of each workshop. Advice blogs follow self-esteem workshops; fashion shows pair with self-confidence seminars; choreographed dance routines come after positive body-image discussions.