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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COETAIL Comes to Japan!

I am very excited to announce that starting in September 2011, YIS will host the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy program that Jeff, Dennis, Chad and I started at ISB two years ago. Our first COETAIL cohort at ISB was such a success that a second one was started almost immediately after; and…

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Becoming an Educational Ambassador

Over the last few years, I’ve been extremely fortunate to begin consulting with other international and private schools around the US and Asia, along with a few of my wonderful colleagues from other international schools in the area.¬†Although these kinds of experiences are professionally rewarding for the individual, I also believe that consulting and presenting…

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The Way of The Workshop

Over the last few months, I’ve been extremely fortunate to lead a number of weekend workshops at ISB and around Asia. I always really enjoy the experience (and am usually on a “workshop high” for days afterward), but¬†attending ASB Unplugged in February and the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference last week helped me realize what was so…

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