Learner Behaviors, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, shift, Soft Skills

Shifting Culture — It Shouldn’t be easy.

April 30, 2016

After reflecting on our time with the BrightBytes team at the Santa Clara Couty Office of Education, it occurred to me that my favorite takeaways had nothing to do with data at all. Ironic, right? Instead, I left thinking more about changing mindsets — inspired by the talk offered by Robert Dillon, Community Director of BrightBytes Institute. Above is a sketch…

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ConnectedTL, Google Certified Innovator, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Soft Skills

My Educrushes – Connected Life Matters! #CE15 #connectedtl

October 5, 2015

I’m asked often how I manage to stay connected to other educators on Twitter, Voxer, in regional groups, and face-to-face while also (1) completing my day job, (2) being a mom, (3) being a wife, (4) being me, and (5) keeping a smile on my face. To these people, I dedicate this post because the simple truth is this: being…

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ConnectedTL, CUE, CUE Rockstar, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Servant Leadership

A Year in Review – #connectedTL #cuerockstar

July 10, 2015

When I think back over my professional journey this last year, I am reminded of one of my favorite movie lines compliments of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” To say that my professional life has been moving fast is a gross understatement. Here’s a quick…

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ConnectedTL, Google for Education, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development

Certified Google Educators: How do you become one and what does it mean? #lusded #GoogleEDU

March 9, 2015

Congratulations to Cinnamon Johnsrud (@cbjohnsrud), Becky Connolly (@bconnolly13),  Laurie Balsano (@one4Laurie), and Lori Jenkins (@lorij94)! Now… who’s next?! Almost every day that a teacher steps foot in the classroom, she/he commits to learning. Whether she plans to learn from and with her students, or she finds a gem on Pinterest to spice up their classroom space, or she visits www.lusdeducators.org…

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