#TrickleChallenge, ConnectedTL, CUE, PodcastEDU, Professional Development

Podcasting With the Right People is So Fun!

episode 74 of Check This Out
January 17, 2018

On Tuesday, January 16, I hopped onto the 74th episode of Check This Out, a podcast by educators, for educators. My friends, and CUE Social Media Champs, Ryan and Brian, hosted, and we had the BEST time sharing all the cool learning and connecting opportunities for CUE members in 2018! Hope you enjoy! And the show notes might be my favorite part! 🙂…

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#TrickleChallenge, PLN, Professional Development

Find Your Golden Nugget

January 11, 2018

As I finish up my second day of CUE Launch Training, I am tired. I have spent the last 48 hours hyper-focused on prepping some amazing educators to take the Google For Education Level 1 Certification. And many of them passed. Hooray! I ask each of the educators I work with to tell me what their #goldennugget is. Whether it’s…

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#TrickleChallenge, Badges, Gamification, Professional Development

#ISTE18 People’s Choice Session — Badges & Micro-Credentials Party!

January 4, 2018

I MIGHT have the amazing opportunity to share my passion for digital badges and micro-credentials at the 2018 ISTE Conference, but I really need your help! ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is offering their first-ever, crowd-sourced collection of sessions and we all have to “beg for our supper.”   In all honesty, I’m pretty intrigued by this idea.…

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#TrickleChallenge, Professional Development, Soft Skills

Challenge Accepted…

Trickle Challenge
January 1, 2018

I am ready to take on a very specific challenge and I can’t wait… I think. With this being January 1st and all, it’s appropriate to stop and reflect on the last year. I’ve had an intense 12 months, and I would never have predicted the way my year unfolded in so many different directions. With each new opportunity I took…

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Gamification, PodcastEDU, Professional Development

Gamification to Increase Engagement in Learning

November 15, 2017

  I was lucky enough to be invited to appear on Brent Coley’s podcast, “Teaching Tales.” What a fun experience! I mentioned a few resources that I wanted to share with my larger network, and I wanted to thank Brent for including me in the impactful work he is doing. FREE Virtual Spinning Wheel: http://wheeldecide.com/ My excited video explanation of “PD Dice:” bit.ly/pddice…

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CUE, CUE Rockstar, Google for Education, Professional Development

When #CUElaunch Returns to Glendora USD…

Glendora USD Launch Participants
August 1, 2017

Today, I had the pleasure of bringing CUE Launch back to Glendora Unified School District for the second time. In December of 2015, I was asked by Jon Corippo at CUE if I wanted to work with a few amazing educators to create a program that prepares participants to take the Google for Education Level 1 certification exam. Being a self-proclaimed #GoogleFanGirl…

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Andragogy, Leading Edge Certification, Professional Development, Soft Skills

Adult Learners Are More Than Just “Big Kids”

September 20, 2016

Currently, I am participating in the Leading Edge Certification for Professional Learning Leaders through the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Our discussion this week focused on the unique qualities of adult learners. After reading our text and completing the sketchnotes above, I came to some clarity on the topic. Based on the visual notes above, my biggest ah-hah about…

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Apple Teacher, Badges, Google for Education, Professional Development

The Marriage of Google and Apple… It WILL End Happily Ever After #AppleTeacher #GoogleEDU

September 13, 2016

I recently went through the Apple Teacher Program online and earned all of my badges for both the iPad and the Mac interfaces. I’m blown away by how much of an impact it has had on me as a Mac user and educational technologist. It surprises me that it’s taken me this long to jump into these Mac software programs…

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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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