A New Challenge

I am approaching the end of my 24th year in education. I have spent the last 16 years with Norfolk Public Schools. I started at Norfolk Senior High as a business teacher. In 2011, I became the Educational Technology Facilitator for the district. I moved to an office at the Junior High. As time went on, a new superintendent was hired and new goals were set. When the SH decided to go 1:1 with Chromebooks and when career education become a focus for the district, it was decided I should move back to the SH to help with those things. Fast forward four years, Chromebooks are rocking and rolling and we now have a Career Academy Coordinator and multiple Career Academies full of students.

In 2017 the district began a conversation on teaching and learning. And with that we started looking at assessment and grading practices. We began discussing a move to more accurately show what students know and are able to do. We talked about standards-based and target-based grading. As a district, we bega…

Favorite Things of 2017

Emojis on Chromebooks

Google Classroom Try It Do It

It's Not Easy Being the Copyright Police

Always More To Do

George Couros, Connectedness, Twitter And a Challenge

Favorite Things of 2016

Amazing Educational Opportunities

A Good Struggle

#12daystwitter and the Power of a PLN

Introducing Breakout EDU to Teachers

My Love Affair with Breakout EDU