Embracing the Opportunity: Making Learning More Personal

Earlier this week, I watched a news report about a mother and her concerns that her autistic son was not getting the support he needed during this time of stay at home learning.  She was very specific about her concerns…

Upcoming Virtual Learning Day

Last month, I proudly posted that our Board of Education approved West Rowan Middle to pilot Virtual Learning on Inclement Weather days [here - Teach from Home]. Our B.O.E. created an option for teachers to work at home on snow days…

Filling in the Gaps – A Must in Digital Learning

Some of the misconceptions of teaching and learning in a digital environment is that instruction comes from the computer and the teacher's role is primarily making sure students have fixed attention to their computer screen. Part of this reasoning has developed from how we…

NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning Address

Last week, it had the privilege and honor of being invited to the final meeting and end of year banquet of the first cohort of the NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning [NCDLPDL]. This cohort and event was organized…

Panel Discussion with ISTE and US Dept of Ed – ConnectEDucators

This week, I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in an online panel discussion about present/future critical needs of schools and educators. ISTE originated and hosted this open reflection on our need to understand and drive support for the #ConnectEDucator initiative. #ConnectedEducator is proposal…