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The latest from the #michED blog…


Why “off task” is OK

My friend Russ tweeted this quote (questioning it): “Every spare moment in our classrooms should be packed full of engaging, learning opportunities.” from The Edvocate. I replied that I’m ok with students being off task sometimes. You see no one is always “on.” We all get distracted sometimes and we also need brain breaks. This may […]

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Changing the Education Narrative

Recently I read an article from The Huffington Post titled – “5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative” – that really got me thinking about the public perception of teachers and education. Several things stood out to me about this article, and the one thing I really liked was the author, Dr. Chester […]

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My Education Journey

I’m often asked how I came to be an Instructional Technology Specialist. In many parts of the state, it seems that this role is a relatively new one, so people are often curious about what exactly I do and how I got there. Most often people decide to join the teaching profession for one of […]

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Pitch Perfect

I had the privilege of joining Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship and attending their convening last week. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting into, but I really enjoyed the two days. As it turns out the purpose of this organization is to support teacher leaders and to amplify their voices. Pretty cool! The best […]

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Coding – It’s Elementary!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to work with 15 teachers from various parts of the state on utilizing the free resources from Code.org to integrate Computer Science in the elementary classroom. It was a blast!  Recently I wrote about my experience in becoming a Code.org Affiliate and yesterday was the first time I actually got […]

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Summer Learning All Across Michigan

Summer Learning All Across Michigan

Summer time provides teachers across the United States with the opportunity to pursue their passions, take on additional course work in fields of interest, or participate in professional development to help them grow in areas where they want to develop strengths....

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