Beginning my journey in the Digital Learning and Leading (DLL) program at Lamar University was not an easy decision and definitely kept me up at night more than once. Although, when I started my first course and was introduced to the growth mindset (#1 below); everything changed. I began to realize that many of my … Continue reading COVA…a Look into the Future of Learning
What do you think the future of education will look like? Will students finally be given the opportunities they deserve to show what they know and grow into lifelong learners? Video is one excellent way to engage students in more meaningful learning and opens doors most teachers never knew existed. Allowing students to find their … Continue reading Using Video in the Classroom and Beyond
Many students have been affected by bullying, maybe even ourselves when we were in school as well. Bullying has been an issue for decades, and it makes you wonder why we can't find a solution or ways to curb this behavior. Personally, I never really realized that I was bullied when I was in school … Continue reading Cyberbullying…it is always personal
Copyright in education has become a hot topic since computers and the internet began the era of the copy and paste. This phenomenon continues to be an issue even though teachers check students work with plagiarism checkers constantly. Students seem to be okay with taking someone else's work and saying it is their own. The … Continue reading Copyright or wrong?
I used to think that I knew what digital citizenship was, and I did have a partial understanding of it; but there is so much more. First of all, digital citizenship is not just a teacher-student interaction; it should be a student-parent-teacher-administrator learning collaboration. Without this collaboration, we will continue to have the same issues … Continue reading What is Digital Citizenship?
As I finish creating my personalized course for teachers; I am very excited to see all of the learning that that takes place. On the other hand, I wonder how many teachers will truly venture out into the universe of taking an online course during the school year. As I start my new position as … Continue reading A Course for Teacher Professional Learning
Over the last week, I have continued to look for ways to vary my course activities and provide different opportunities for the teachers that will be taking this course. As teachers we like to provide differentiated instruction to our students; so I am looking to build my course with the same idea in mind. I … Continue reading Continuing to Build…
While building my online course on Google Classroom; I find myself in a continual reflection mode of what is needed and what is not. Learning in the same online environment through Lamar University for the last fourteen months has been helpful to focus on the detailed aspects of my course. Another quality tool that has … Continue reading An Update on my Online Course
When I think about my journey so far in the DLL program; I feel like it is second nature for me to reflect and adjust my ideas for the benefit of my students. I would be lying if I said that I have always done it that way, but am very amazed at how I … Continue reading Call to Action
During my five years in my district, I have found myself as a presenter numerous times for our district's Edcamps and Professional Learning Days. As a presenter, I have attempted to provide the most valuable professional learning sessions as possible. After reading, Teaching the Teachers Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability … Continue reading The NEW Professional Learning