Tag: 21st Century Learning

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek

There are some of the impactful articles I’ve tweeted and saved to to my Diigo account. Hopefully these reshares will be of benefit to you and your practice. The Challenging Teacher Leader Some thinking points from @curriculum_blog on the value-add of teachers who challenge…

Prepping our Middle Schoolers for a Blended Experience

Several weeks ago, we began some strategic planning to address a large class-number problem we knew we would be having in our upcoming second semester. The short description of our solution is that we would create a blended learning experience, using local resources, for…

School Leadership 3.0: Make Your Tools Mobile

This is a picture of my office desk. I’ve also made it the background for my Twitter profile. I was inspired to take this picture after a teacher visited my office and she immediately remarked about these tools that cluttered about my desk [this…

Your Toolbox

I had a great, reaffirming conversation with another administrator in my school district @CumberlandCoSch.  At a  scheduling workshop for secondary schools, I met up with Dan Krumanocker and Troy Lindsey, principal and assistant principal of Douglas Byrd High School. A couple of months ago,…

Middle School Schedule [5]: Intervention and Operations

   The transition next year is about  bettering how we teach and how students learn, those are first and foremost. Our discussions in SIT and leadership focus on how this move will significantly affect those areas and change what we do. One opportunity created…

Mission POSSIBLE: Our iPad Planning Team

The Mission: Recruit several highly trained and motivated professionals for a secret iPad mission [not really top secret, in fact no secret at all] The Team: 2 Instructional Coaches, 2 first year Science and Social Studies teachers and an veteran math teacher. The Objective:…

A Great Lesson

 These are pictures and notes I’ve taken from an observation with a new teacher, Mr. Caquias. Caquias is an 8th grade Social Studies/Science teacher. I visited him while he was teaching a lesson on properties. He has been an active co-planner with an 8th…