Moving #beyondlaptops…

Last week was a busy one at YIS. We had our first Digital Citizenship Week, with tons of great learning and reflection opportunities for our middle school students (more to come on this later), two meetings (Tues night & all day Saturday) of our YIS COETAIL cohort, and our #beyondlaptops mini-conference. Needless to say, by…

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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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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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Minds Wide Open: TEDxBKK

In January I attended the first ever TEDx event in Bangkok: TEDxBKK. And it was fantastic. It was fantastic for many reasons – it was extremely well-organized, the speakers were engaging, the variety of topics was perfect, the food was tasty, it was a jam-packed day of learning – but those really aren’t the most…

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