ASCD Literacy in a Digital Age Presentation Notes

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010

The following are my notes, reflections, and slidedeck from my ASCD literacy presentation. I presented this session with Angela Maiers, a true guru in the land of literacy. Angela and I began our presentation by asking the participants to answer the question, “What is literacy?”  Certainly there has been much written and discussed on this […]

ASCD Podcating Presentation

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010

The following are my notes, reflections, and slidedeck from my ASCD podcasting presentation. I presented this session with Jeff Arnett, the Chief Communications Officer for Barrington Community Unit School District 220. Jeff and I began the session asking the question, “What can you accomplish when you merge communication strategy and innovative instruction?”  As Jeff is […]

Airplanes and Education

Posted by on Mar 6, 2010

A couple things ran through my mind today as I flew into San Antonio for the 2010 ASCD conference.  Both related to education. On the trip, I started reading 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel.  Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of the name.  I don’t […]

Communication and Collaboration

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010

This week I had the distinct privilege of presenting two sessions on Communication and Collaboration at District 30 in Illinois with Andy Kohl. Although we had enough material to last us through the day, we tried to cram it all in a 90 minute time slot. Needless to say, we didn’t get to everything. I […]

Dear Department of Education Press Secretaries

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010

Justin and Sandra, First of all, let me applaud you and your efforts to engage and inform through the use of Twitter.  There are many government entities who are not willing to do so. Let me also encourage you to actually engage and not just inform.  You will certainly find a host of passionate, candid […]