As an education technology specialist for a regional education service center in Connecticut, I spend a large portion of my time helping teachers who are valiantly attempting to learn new and innovative ways to engage their students in positive learning experiences. In one of the districts I am currently working with, not only are the
DENSI2013 was one of the most outstanding events I have ever attended. From the moment I arrived on Friday afternoon for the leadership council pre-conference, I felt like I was attending a family reunion. People who I hadn’t seen face to face in two years greeted me with hugs and smiles. People who I had
Porter Palmer, as she is so good at doing, has inspired me to write my DEN love story. I have been a member of the DEN since 2006 and a STAR since the program started. It has also been my privilege to have been the chair of the CT DEN LC for the past three
I am very pleased to announce that the CT DEN leadership council will be hosting a live event for the SCICon virtual conference at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Saturday, January 28, 2012. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the
Discovery Education, CECA, and Meriden Public Schools are pleased to present: CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery Designed specifically for Connecticut-area educators, this interactive day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools. Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a long-time
Did you ever stop to think about why you got up today? Are you marking off another day on the calendar that gets you closer to retirement? Did you think about the staff meeting, ppt, or other get together with a sense of dread? Did you think about the students you are going to be
NASA has just released a photo gallery of some of the most amazing pictures you will ever see. On May 23 Astronaut Paolo Nespoli took a series of photographs from a Soyuz space capsule as he, Russian Cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and American Astronaut Cady Coleman were departing the International Space Station and returning to earth.
Back in the fall I was given the assignment to learn as much as I could about the iPad in order to support the agency I work for, and our member districts, as they begin various pilot programs. When I was first presented with this project, I was overwhelemed with the amount of information I was
The list of Web 2.0 tools grows exponentially day by day it seems. In almost every workshop I facilitate lately, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “Which Web 2.0 tool(s) do you like best?” That’s like asking me, “Which tool do you like best when building a house?” The answer all depends on
It is 9:09 am Wednesday morning. I have been awake since 6:30 am. So far today I have checked my work email, my hotmail and gmail accounts, voicemail, twitter, facebook, my elfster gift exchange with my PLN, and the headlines from MSNBC.com. I spent a half hour in the car driving my nephew to school.