Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I wanted to update what I’ve been working on. After attending iNACOL and listening about equity, I set myself a goal to try and reach some our 6th graders who are on the path to failing for the year. Starting in the 4th quarter… Continue reading My Big Goal for Q4
Over the past five weeks we have focused on a topic of our choice to be our focus when writing an article for publication. I chose to discuss our pitfalls and successes when implementing a blended learning instructional model. Here is the Powtoon I created as an intro to my article.
Over the past 5 weeks I have been working to deepen my understanding of Disruptive Innovation in education. When you look at classrooms fifty years ago versus classrooms of today, not much has changed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opXKmwg8VQM A teacher stands in front of the room, delivers information, and students are expected to regurgitate it. With technology added… Continue reading The Journey So Far
While we are not even close to the AltSchool’s model, this is where I would love to see education in the next 5 years. Stop the factory model. Our students are all different and their love of learning needs to be fostered. Baby steps in the right direction equal small wins. http://www.edelements.com/blog/school-districts-are-standing-in-the-way-of-public-school-edtech/
Yesterday was a huge day at my school. Several DO (District Office) personnel, the 3 other blended learning MS principals, and our new Ed Elements consultant came to observe our school. WE NAILED IT. I was so proud of what my teachers have accomplished in the 6-7 month period of implementation. One of the things that stood… Continue reading Small Wins