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Connected Educator Month launches today

Connected Educator Month launches today

August 2012 is officially Connected Educator Month here in the U.S. Today is the first of the month and there are a variety of launch events occurring, including multiple keynotes, webinars, online chats, and panel discussions. My session today is titled Connected Education and Peer Professional Development. The people who are way smarter than me who...

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Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2012

Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2012

August is Connected Educator Month and Wednesday is the 6th anniversary of my blog. I can think of no better way to celebrate both than to host Leadership Day 2012! To paraphrase what I said five years ago: Many of our school leaders (principals, superintendents, central office administrators) need help when it comes to digital technologies. A...

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Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12

Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12

[in honor of ISTE’s upcoming Leadership Forum, there’s a special prize at the end of this post!] Chris Lehmann, Michael Fullan … Together in one place. Keynoting and facilitating about school technology leadership. #incredible George Couros, Jason Ohler, Kim McMonagle, Rushton Hurley … Sharing their knowledge. Helping administrators learn and get better. #valuable CASTLE and...

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ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! Title (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking Short description Avoid the pitfalls of tech integration – technology for technology’s sake, focus on tools rather than the learning – by being thoughtful and purposeful about lesson (re)design. Bring your own...

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Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Today is this blog’s 12th birthday. I’ve been at this since 2006 and every time I write here my heart sings (2,218 posts and counting!). But… lately I’ve been quiet in this space. There are many excuses that I could make – and there are inevitable ebbs and flows in the blogging work – but...

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Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

After 4+ years of piloting our 4 Shifts discussion protocol with thousands of educators, I am delighted to announce that our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, is now available! Over the past few years the protocol has really started to take off. In schools and districts all around the world, we have teachers,...

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North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May.  The Innovation Academy is sponsored by my national center, CASTLE, and the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders (NDCEL), with the extremely generous...

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Buying technology for the purpose of boosting test scores is like…

Buying technology for the purpose of boosting test scores is like…

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Back in October I blogged that CASTLE and I were launching a 7-day Innovation Academy for school leaders in North Dakota. Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning,...

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