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

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24 Lessons Learned from the CS Teachers Conference

This weekend was ever New York City Computer Science (CS) Teachers' Conference, a day of presentations by CS teachers and partners with a gallery of presenters, breakout sessions, keynote speakers (like Chris Emdin), CS authors, and activities all organized by the Computer Science for All team. It was a wonderful opportunity for teachers to connect, … Continue reading 24 Lessons Learned from the CS Teachers Conference

18 Insights From The NYC Schools Tech Summit

This NYC Schools Tech Summit, which celebrated its 6th year, was a particularly pivotal year for the event with a new venue, new types of sessions, new vendor stations (now with actual room to walk), podcasts, and DeNora Getachew (her bio), the New York City Executive Director of Generation Citizen, as the keynote speaker. All of … Continue reading 18 Insights From The NYC Schools Tech Summit

In Response to “The Death of EdTech”

For other content related to the 2018 ISTE Conference, check out 25 Insights From the ISTE Conference or What’s New With ISTE. Where It Was Right Recently Medium published an article titled Google, ISTE, and the Death of EdTech written by Belgian administrator Mike Crowley. It is a purposefully provocative title that ventures into the type … Continue reading In Response to “The Death of EdTech”

25 Insights From the ISTE Conference

I had the privilege of attending the ISTE (International Society of Technology Educators) conference in my birthplace of Chicago recently where I was able to present, connect, and even received some awards. The best part of an event like this though is that the scale offers the opportunity to learn from an array of people … Continue reading 25 Insights From the ISTE Conference

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?

25 Lessons Learned From EDxED

On June 7th I had the opportunity to be part of an incredibly motivating professional development experience at the 2018 EDxED Conference (originally organized by educator Jennifer Gunn). It's called that because it's an opportunity for educators to share their ideas and practices with other educators (those who know the drill) and pick up tips in … Continue reading 25 Lessons Learned From EDxED

Innovative Leadership

20 Takeaways From the 1st Annual NYSCATE Digital Leadership Conference I had the opportunity to attend the 1st Annual Digital Leadership Conference sponsored by NYSCATE and the Educational Administrators Association. There were sessions led by Thomas Murray, author of Learning Transformed, Jason Green, the author of Blended Learning In Action; as well as notable administrators and educational … Continue reading Innovative Leadership

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5 STEM Instruction & Partnership Opportunities in NYC

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 really worth looking into. These opportunities are only available to NYCDOE teachers with a valid DOE login. Science Scientist In … Continue reading 5 STEM Instruction & Partnership Opportunities in NYC

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So Much Tech, So Little Time…

With the NYC Schools Tech Summit on the horizon I am forced to recognize that, as tech savvy as I may think I am, there's never time to learn about it all. Sometimes it's just too much valuable information that I can't possibly absorb it all. Many of our students are probably familiar with that … Continue reading So Much Tech, So Little Time…