Yesterday's "21st Century Skills" PD session marked milestone of sorts. While there has been much talk about using computers and technology in our classrooms, the conversations among colleagues yesterday had a different tone than anything I had previously been privy to.
About 15 people came to the session I helped facilitate. I was glad the [...]
I might not be quite the Google-ite others are, but I do use a good number of their tools, and I think their corporate structure and culture might have some lessons for the education world. As a result, I decided I'd like to see the Google in action at the Google Teacher Academy in NYC [...]
The Setting Where: Small classroom When: 6 hours (with a one hour lunch break) Environment: 15 other new hires Format: professional development lecture supported by PowerPoint PPT format: 87 slides. White background. Black text. Bullets. Bullets. Bullets. Text. Text. Text. Maslow's (modified) Hierarchy of Needs
If I don't have access to my room, colleagues who [...]