Professional Development, Networking and Fun in Virginia!

Sec_logo_wvptToday, I had the pleasure to speak with about two hundred educators during the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Hosted by Virginia’s Public Television station (WVPT), this event provides educators with the opportunity to engage in meaningful professional development, network with like minded peers and have a little fun!  Since its inception in 1993, the WVPT NTTI initiative has provided similar opportunities for over 2,000 educators.

Over the next few days, I will be presenting a couple other sessions, but am most excited about attending a few.  Today, I sat in on a session entitled, “Using iPods to Close the Achievement Gap.”  I also met Joe Showker, a passionate and energetic teacher from Rockingham County Public Schools.  I hope to attend his presentation tomorrow on Internet safety, “Kid’s on the Internet…Oh My!”

As promised, I have attached the PowerPoint presentation used during the keynote presentation.  Special thanks to John Neumann, WVPT – NTTI Regional Coordinator, and Charlotte Sappington, WVPT – Director of Education Services, for their hard work and dedication in providing this unbelievable experience for teachers!

Download ntti_v2.ppt


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  1. Joe Brennan said:

    Thanks for the PowerPoint, Scott. Wish I got to hear what you had to say along with those slides for thought.

  2. Shelby Kline said:

    Scott, you had an excellent presentation. I’ve downloaded the slide show to add my notes to it.

  3. Tracey Jones Saxon said:

    Awesome presentations Scott! We are ready to rock and roll here in Virginia – please don’t forget to post your other powerpoint presentations from your Friday sessions – folks have been asking about them!!


  4. V. Chisholm said:

    This is my first blog, and I did not know where to post it, so I decided to post it here just to see if it works.

  5. Susan said:


    I enjoyed your sessions at NTTI in Harrisonburg, VA. I would love to have the quotes you used related to technology in education. Thanks

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