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Walled Lake Spice it Up! Technology Conference

August 26, 2012 · No Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech, PD Event, Spice it Up

      Walled Lake Consolidated Schools hosted its 8th annual Spice it Up! Technology Conference on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Sarah Banks Middle School.  It was the best yet! 325-350 teachers and administrators attended this voluntary professional development event to help them learn new ways to incorporate technology into their instructional practices.  I […]

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ISTE 2012

July 9, 2012 · No Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech

I had the pleasure of attending the ISTE Conference in San Diego. WOW!   It’s been a few weeks now, but today is the first day I’ve been home and able to do some reflection.  I stayed for a few extra days to enjoy the lovely sunny 70 degree  weather – I visited the San […]

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Walled Lake Schools Spice it Up! Technology Conference

January 28, 2012 · No Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech, PD Event

Every year, just before school starts, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District hosts a technology conference. The conference is planned, organized, and facilitated by Walled Lake staff for Walled Lake staff. This past August, a huge wind storm blew through the area the night before the conference.  The morning of the conference, we discovered that there was […]

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Coming Soon! Walled Lake Spice it Up Technology Conference

August 22, 2011 · 2 Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech

Walled Lake Consolidated School District in SE Michigan hosts an annual tech conference just prior to the school year begins; the Spice it Up Technology Conference.  I chair the event and it’s coming up on Thursday, August 25.  It is sure to be our best yet! Highlights:  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Rebecca Harris, General […]

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EdCamp Detroit

May 14, 2011 · 2 Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech, PD Event

Last Saturday, I attended EdCamp Detroit at Wayne State University, http://edcampdetroit.org/.  It was a conference designed to bring educators together to discuss technology that works.  The format was not typical; it was an unconference, a conference format quickly growing in popularity across the country.  You really need to experience it to understand it.  The organizers […]

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On a Techie High

March 20, 2011 · No Comments · Conferences, Cool Tools, DEN, Discovery, Leadership, PD Event

The annual MACUL Conference was held this past week.  The word on the street is that the conference was the best ever.  This is good news to me, because I’m on the Board of Directors and helped plan and carry it off.      There were over 4,000 attendees and I could feel the high […]

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Awesome Presentations Available Online

October 30, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Ed Tech, PD Event

Last weekend, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) hosted their annual Virtual Conference. In Michigan, we host a face-to-face event in conjunction with the online presentations. I’m on the DEN Event Team and was one of the face-to-face session facilitators along with several other inspiring educators across the state. One disadvantage to being involved in facilitating […]

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Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference

April 17, 2009 · 1 Comment · Conferences, PD Event

The Spring DEN Virtual Conference is coming up soon!  When? Saturday, April 25, 2009 9 AM to 3 PM EDT Where? Online How much? Free. The day will feature a special presentation from Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in the School District of Philadelphia as well as a great lineup of sessions […]

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“Snorkeling” at the MACUL Conference

March 31, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Cool Tools, Ed Tech

I have kicked the nasty pneumonia that kept me from attending the MACUL Conference this year. Thanks for all the get well wishes that so many of you sent during the conference. Since I was not able to attend, I’ve been hounding everyone in my district who attended to share their experiences with me. The […]

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MACUL Memories

February 24, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, PD Event

I’m on the MACUL Conference blogging team; this entry will soon be posted there as well. I attended my first MACUL Conference in 2002 and have attended each year since.  I went the first year as a participant only; I got the feel for MACUL and benefited greatly from what I experienced and learned.  The following year, and each year thereafter, I have […]

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