Daily Archives: February 6, 2008

PETE&C PreConference Details

PETE&C PreConference Details

We’re fresh from the awesome DEN Virtual Conference and ready for PETE&C.  Lance Rougeux has sent an e-mail to those who registered for the DEN PreConference EXTRAVAGANZA, but I wanted to post that information on the blog as well.   Every year, the DEN preconference is bigger and better than the year before.  So, I am

A Virtual Success!

 A thousand thank yous to everyone who made the 1st Annual DEN Virtual conference such a smashing success! On a personal note, a special shout out to Bev Plein for hosting us Jersey Girls at her school in North Jersey 🙂   We had a great time “sitting in” on all of the conference events

Trust. Then Verify.

Below is a message I received from a colleague after attending the DEN virtual conference last weekend. She’s a Kindergarten teacher in NJ & she said it was ok to share it with you- I’d like to share it for a couple of reasons: 1. It’s always energizing to see digital immigrants thinking & talking

Guest Bloggers Needed!

I’m sitting here wishing I could be at TCEA so that I could blog about it and have realized that I have a lot of people I can count on to do just that! If you are at TCEA and would like to add a blog post about your experiences this week, email me and


You might think this post is about old Coach Brennan dusting off the playbook and throwing his hat in the ring for Bobby Knight’s former job, but it’s actually about the One Laptop per Child Program (OLPC) or the “$100 laptop” as the press had labeled it. Local district tech director Chris Brown put out


I heard a comment from one of my teachers about the PAB structure for Discovery Assessments.  Her opinion was that, although interesting, she really would prefer to eliminate the P test and get immediate grade-level information.   She felt that the sooner she could get information that was aligned with what the kids would see on

MECA Conference Presentations

I want to thank everyone who came to the MPB and Discovery Education sessions at MECA.  We were flattered to have so many of you return for multiple sessions.  As I promised I have posted the PowerPoints to the sessions you may have attended.  Please feel free to use them to enahnce the education students