#Intentional: What Does a Graduate Look Like?

I sat in on a very interesting learning session at the ICE2017 conference this past week.  The title of the session was "The Intersection of Instructional Design and Technology".  So, when the question above was asked.  I was confused.  After all, we were here to learn all about the joys of ID (my new favorite …

#Intentional: Reading, Writing… Boys.

The topic of 3rd grade boys, failing school and ending up in the prison pipeline came up the other day.  There is all sorts of literature on the topic with side commentary on how the prison system is set up based on the test scores of 3rd grade black and hispanic boys. I find this …

Tech Review: Seesaw

I haven't done a tech review in a minute! The "try something new each semester" rule is kicking though, so here we go! So, in my summer PD adventure, I DIDN'T attend a session on a very interesting app called Seesaw. It wasn't intentional; I was busy facilitating my session: Creating Formative Assessments Using Google …

#Intentional: Amplification of Voice

The summer professional development season has begun in full earnest!  I attended and presented at the #evillageNWI conference in Valparaiso this week.  I hadn't intended to participate in this particular conference as it is 4 days before the district conference where I'll be volunteering, but one of the keynote speakers caught my eye. Ken Shelton's …

#Intentional: Someone Saved My Life Tonight…

I've been teaching for 13 years and like most teachers, we aren't always sure if what we've taught be it academic or life skill, made a difference in a child's life.  Some we never see again after they move on from our building; others, we see occasionally, but beyond, "I'm doing well". we just don't …