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...
Conferences as a form of Professional Development

Conferences as a form of Professional Development

In addition to local PD within your school district, consider attending a conference this school year. Conferences offer teachers and administrators the opportunity to network with other professionals, learn the latest and greatest in the field, become members of a...
Sign Me Up!

Sign Me Up!

When I’m shopping for a professional development opportunity, these are the things that encourage me to sign up!  Food Offering snacks or a meal is an incentive for me to sign up for face to face professional that takes place after a long school day. Food gives...