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Common Core Is Bringing Change

June 16, 2011


Today, I attended the Arkansas Dept. of Career Ed. Business and Marketing Technology Conclave. The goal was to discuss key questions about how Common Core will affect career education in Arkansas–what adjustments we will need to make. My table, table 25, had a wonderful discussion. I was awed by the discussion we had. We talked […]

Starting a Learning Journey

July 26, 2010


I’m blessed to be working with a group of colleagues from my   school, collaborating in our 21st Century Learning Community (21clc). We are beginning year two together. This year, we’re undertaking a book study of Reinventing Project-Based Learning. We’ll be merging our district 21Things course with the book study, exploring several digital tools we can […]

It’s about the learning not the tool

October 9, 2008


In our 21clc training this week, I tried to stress that technology integration is not about digital tools–not really. It’s about teaching students to be critical and creative thinkers, about teaching students to communicate, collaborate, and create, about teaching students to research–find sources, evaluate sources, synthesize and organize information, document sources, about teaching students to […]

Helen Barrett at NECC 2008

September 1, 2008


This weekend I finally downloaded and saved images from my digital camera. The snapshot of Helen Barrett and me in the Blogger’s Cafe at NECC 2008 made me smile. Good times.  Tammy, a fellow English teacher at BHS, discovered Helen’s blog post about our visit. I couldn’t resist sharing the photo. Helen has been an […]

AP Scores Cancelled: Academic Integrity Matters

July 8, 2008


Imagine having nearly all your high school’s AP test scores thrown out-scores canceled-because of a few cheating students. The Orange Country Register reports Trabuco Hills High School is living such a nightmare: 608 exams have been canceled by ETS because of “staff violations and violations of security protocols.”  Ouch. Academic integrity still matters. A lot.

A Message For All Educators, Not Just School Boards

July 6, 2008


Wes Fryer has created a video for his local school board, attempting to persuade the board to take action to have his school address the problem of not preparing students for the digital demands of the 21st Century. It speaks to many of the same action steps we at BHS need to be taking. Fortunately, […]

After NECC 2008: What will I DO now?

July 6, 2008


In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.                                     – Author Unknown The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.                                            – Henry Ward Beecher While NECC 2008 is still fresh, I wanted to set personal goals. What actions, as a result of my […]