A 1:1-derful Start

Another school year is about to begin! And, I must admit, I am even more excited this year than I usually am! After a busy year planning with our amazing teachers, parents, students, administrators at YIS, along with fabulous colleagues around the world, we are finally ready begin our 1:1 laptop program, called the Connected…

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See You in Shanghai!

I just booked my flight to Shanghai for the Learning 2.011 conference Sept 8 – 10th! Once again, I am super excited to be a cohort leader at this innovative and engaging conference. Over the last 4 years, I’ve been to all three of the Learning 2.0 events, each one better than the last. In…

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PD with a Purpose

This past week we were very fortunate to have Kathleen Ferenz, Apple PD Consultant, visit YIS for two days of department-based professional development. I had heard rave reviews about Kathleen’s work at SAS, HKIS, ISB and WAB, so I was super excited to see what she could offer us here at YIS. The Highlights Naturally,…

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Developing a Technology Vision Statement

As part of our Connected Learning Community program (1:1 in grades 6-12, to begin next school year), we are currently in the process of developing a technology vision statement. At the moment, the vision statement is for our CLC, but potentially could (should?) be a vision for technology at YIS in general. Yet another one…

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Planning a Year of Technology PD

For the few past weeks I’ve been working on developing a technology professional development plan for the upcoming school year. We’ll be starting our Connected Learning Community initiative, which will be the perfect opportunity to embed all sorts of fantastic PD opportunities throughout the year. Since this is my first time planning and ¬†implementing a…

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