Summer Remote Education Conferences

Conferences can be an amazing place for educators to deeply question existing structures and biases, gather information, and make lasting social and professional connections. We are in a different environment now though in the midst of a global pandemic. In the past I've shared about the insights I've garnered from events like a local CS … Continue reading Summer Remote Education Conferences

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40+ Insights From FETC’s 40th Anniversary in 2020

While my childhood (and adult family trips) to Florida have always been epic (see my extensive Disney planning spreadsheets for reference), I have never before been to FETC, the Future of Education Technology Conference. And this year it was the 40th anniversary and it was located in Miami Beach (a plus for not packing a … Continue reading 40+ Insights From FETC’s 40th Anniversary in 2020

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 3-The Academy

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. You can view the other portions As Well. Part 1: The PeoplePart 2: The Application Process & TipsPart 4: Taking Action So I hope it's clear that being allowed to take part in a Google Innovator Academy … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 3-The Academy

32 Insights From ISTE 2019

So even though ISTE (international Society for Technology Educators) has expanded now to 3 additional conferences and other learning opportunities (see What's New With ISTE?) their annual 'big-show' is still a rather epic event. Their conference at ISTE brings together tens of thousands of educators from around the globe to see how they can best … Continue reading 32 Insights From ISTE 2019

Professional Development

STEM & EdTech PD Opportunities In NYC

Living in NYC gives teachers a distinct advantage in their ability to seek professional development from both inside and outside of the NYC Department of Education regularly partners with great city science, sustainability, and educational technology organizations to improve student learning and professional development. These outside organizations often provide free resources and training, so they are … Continue reading STEM & EdTech PD Opportunities In NYC

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. You can view the other portions As Well. Part 1: The PeoplePart 3: The AcademyPart 4: Taking Action I already shared that the people involved in the Google Innovator process are the most important piece, as is … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

15 Insights From the NYC Summer STEM Institute

The NYCDOE once again held their summer institute to advance STEM Instruction. Last year, our former chancellor had a heated discussion with Neil DeGrasse-Tyson. It made it clear that we must confront science denial and the reasons why we are failing in math instruction. I strongly believe that hands-on STEM learning is crucial to successfully … Continue reading 15 Insights From the NYC Summer STEM Institute

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. You can view the other portions As Well. Part 2: The Application Process & Tips Part 3: The Academy Part 4: Taking Action On Innovation I should begin with the idea that I kind of despise the … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

What’s New With ISTE?

For those who are uninitiated to the tribe, ISTE is the International Society of Technology Educators. It has long been the preeminent organization for connecting and training teachers to use technology to innovate in their classrooms. Each year they hold a massive multi-day conference along with other smaller events and training throughout the year. This … Continue reading What’s New With ISTE?

The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft

You can view the related Office 365 vs. G Suite Smackdown as well. Event Overview New York City schools do things a little differently than most places. Due to the sheer size and complexity of needs, there is no overriding educational technology solution that’s chosen to work across the board. Yes, there is a citywide Office … Continue reading The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft