#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, ConnectedTL, CUE, PLN, Twitter

#ConnectedTL Transitions Into Year 4 of Connected Leadership

staff lounge
January 2, 2018

Back at the Fall CUE conference in 2014, I met Rhonda Corippo and together, with Matt Vaudrey, we dreamed up #ConnectedTL — a network that connects and bridges current and aspiring teacher-leaders. This was at the peak hiring season for TOSAs and instructional coaches, and we saw a distinct need to support each other and so many other educators on their leadership…

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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, EduSelling

Edu-Selling

August 19, 2015

For those of us in the field of education, we’ve never thought of our jobs as Sales. Yet, I believe that’s exactly what our job is each and every day. You see, our product is education – in the form of lessons, units, projects, and initiatives. Our customers are the learners – in the form of students, peer teachers, administrators,…

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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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ConnectedTL, Twitter

My Journey as a Connected Educator: I wasn’t born this way… #ConnectedTL

January 6, 2015

2003-2010:  A good chunk of my professional teaching career has been spent in my classroom building lessons, researching, and grading. I’ve always considered myself a non-expert/learner in my subject areas of English and History – totally comfortable with my learning curve since that meant there was room for my students to teach me a bit. I’ve spent countless hours with…

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ConnectedTL, Google Certified Innovator, Professional Development

What does it mean to be a member of the Google Teacher Academy Cohort – Austin, TX? #GTAATX

October 29, 2014

There are few moments in our lives as educators that we get to see the benefits of our hard work. Occasionally, a student might write a letter or drop into our classroom a few years after they’ve graduated to tell us that they appreciated “bla, bla, and bla.” Or maybe you’ll run into a parent at the grocery store and hear…

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