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7 Ways for Leaders to Stay on Top of Tech

For Leadership Day 2010, many in the educational arena took Scott McLeod's challenge to create a blog post on leadership. Though my contribution is being posted two days later I wish to offer it as a support to school leaders in their quest to incorporate the best that technology has to offer to our students.… Continue reading 7 Ways for Leaders to Stay on Top of Tech

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Curriculum, Instruction, Engaged Learning, Assessment, Nets-A, Professional Development, Tech Leadership, Uncategorized

Truly Making the Grade

The AprilĀ  Archdiocese of Philadelphia school administrators and curriculum leaders in-service focused on Engaging the 21st Century learner and effective assessment strategies. At this session, entitled De-Grading not Degrading, Alfie Kohn was the speaker and he emphasized how important it is to focus on the learning process rather than strictly on high scores and grades.… Continue reading Truly Making the Grade

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Live, Adapt, Change

Life, Change and Adaptation are themes of the newly released LIFE documentary. Recently, I attended the premiere showing of LIFE a new documentary from Discovery Education. The event was held by Discovery and SiemensĀ  at the Franklin Institute. Timed to occur during the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) conference in Phila., it was also supported… Continue reading Live, Adapt, Change

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Connecting As Needed

Recently, Casey Flanagan, a student at Sacred Heart School in Royersford, Pa has had to endure some pretty challenging times. She suffers from cancer and her many treatments made it impossible for her to make it to school. This was not insurmountable for the Tech Team at Sacred Heart. Though this was something that they… Continue reading Connecting As Needed

21st century teaching, Curriculum, Instruction, Engaged Learning, Assessment, Professional Development, Technology Weekend, Tools

Collaboration – Philly Style

Today 2 of our Philadelphia Archdiocesan Catholic high schools had a combined professional development day for learning about Technology, 21st Century Learning and Web 2.0 technologies. This was the first time ever that the faculty members of these 2 schools met for this purpose. If you saw some teachers early this morning walking down Vine… Continue reading Collaboration – Philly Style