Flexibility and Unintended PD

Flexibility and Unintended PD

Reading Dr. Harmes’s post last month, Flexibility: A Teacher’s Range of Technology Integration Levels, got me to thinking about my own teaching. Since the focus of our center is technology integration, I’ve conducted hundreds of PD trainings,...
Action Research as Professional Development

Action Research as Professional Development

Most of us nod our heads in agreement when someone mentions the value of students taking ownership of their own learning. If we’ve been teaching for a number of years, we know that the students who do take ownership of their learning are the ones who are...
Two-Card Trick for PD

Two-Card Trick for PD

For a number of years, one of my primary responsibilities as a university technology center director was to conduct one-day professional development workshops for K-12 teachers. At least once—often twice—a week I’d find myself in front of a group of 24 teachers...
PD Resources for Implementing the TIM in Your School or District

PD Resources for Implementing the TIM in Your School or District

So your school or district has decided to implement the Technology Integration Matrix (Good choice!) and it falls to you to provide the professional development for your teachers. Fear not! The TIM website now has over 1,000 pages of content you can use. So where to...
Ultimate Teaching Device

Ultimate Teaching Device

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ultimate Teaching Device Identified Tampa, FL (September 26, 2019) After years of testing, the Florida Center for Satirical Research has determined that the ultimate teaching device is not the celebrated Infotroneks 2000 adopted by many leading...
What will I learn this year?

What will I learn this year?

One of my favorite things about a new school year is the anticipation of what I’m going to learn this year. New students, new parents, and new colleagues all offer new opportunities for me to learn on the job. Here are my tips for learning as much as you can this...