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My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

Manus shares how these Edcamps supported her practice and work with other educators, and we look forward to the launch of our next Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home session on November 21. . Were my students really learning anything? After the first meeting, I was hooked!

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I guess I might as well start this series with my soapbox message- the importance that educators continue to be learners and what that looks like in the digital age. Below is the excerpt from the ISTE Standards for Educators that describes this standard: Empowered Professional Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.


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5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The Alliance for Excellent Education is holding the event to c elebrate effective teaching and learning practices powered by technology as part of Digital Learning Day. Just as teachers strive to differentiate student learning and provide choice in the classroom, schools can provide opportunities to differentiate what and how teachers learn. 21st century schools ed tech education conferences

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S. Department of Education with Edcampers from across the U.S. The morning began like most EdCamps, networking and building the schedule. GET YOURSELF TO AN EDCAMP!

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. Socioeconomics also plays a huge role in digital equity for rural districts such as the Florida and Wisconsin school districts.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation


In schools that succeed in implementing real instructional improvements, teachers figure out how to improve teaching and learning by journeying through multiple passes of a cycle of experiment, reflection and adjustment. One part of the benediction is to offer encouragement and support for the new initiative, but the second part is to offer cover and to say, “Look, learning takes time, and not everything you try is going to work. Helping Teams Learn from Experiments.

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu


App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words SXSWedu 2017 Panel Jena Draper, CEO, CachOn Inc Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD P.H. In the past finding tools was top down, but teachers are increasingly coming back from conferences or doing their own research and bringing tools back to school with them. It's important to build the WHY for using apps/digital resources. Is it not meeting the need?

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World


As founding director of CASTLE (the Center for the Advanced Study of Tech­nology Leadership in Education), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school leaders, I have had the good fortune to work with administrators all over the world on digital leadership issues. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 13th - April 27th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at Tuesday, April 14th at 11am 2015 NMC Summer Conference Preview , Join the NMC and our panel of 2015 NMC Summer Conference presenters on Tuesday, April 14th at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET (check for local time). Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Enhancing Professional Collaborations


Whether it is a live virtual meeting, Twitter chat, recorded webinars, or simply a series of emails, technology has given us ways to connect like never before. From the Tech and Learning Leadership Summits to MassCUE and other regional and national conferences, presenting at and attending these events has helped us expand our PLNs to include colleagues from around the country. [ Think about some of the recent movie blockbusters like The Avengers, Justice League , and X-Men.