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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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Education On-Air: Google Apps (and more) PD

April 11, 2012 · No Comments · Ed Tech, Google, PD Event

Education On Air is an education technology conference entirely online and completely FREE.  It will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd, from noon to 10pm EST.  Since my district is moving to using Google Apps for Education next year, this comes at a perfect time. There are over 40 sessions scheduled and they look fantastic; […]

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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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Teaching & Learning in the Cloud Conference, October 14, 2011

September 27, 2011 · 1 Comment · Ed Tech, MACUL, PD Event

The 2011 Teaching and Learning in the Cloud Conference brings together some of Michigan’s leading educators to discuss how “Cloud-based tools” and Web 2.0 resources can change your classroom and improve student learning and motivation.  On October 14 in Holland, the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is following up last year’s excellent […]

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DEN Geocaching Day

May 21, 2011 · No Comments · DEN, Discovery, Geocaching, PD Event

I hosted an event today in Milford, Michigan, as part of Discovery Educator Network’s Geocaching Day. Similar events were held all across the country (25 of them, I believe). It was a great day of collaboration, learning, and outdoor fun. My group gathered at the Milford Public Library and found seven caches along Milford Trail, […]

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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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Simple Strategies to Help Students “Get it”

January 17, 2011 · No Comments · PD Event

  Dr. Betty Garner recently came to my school district to work with elementary teachers, who have asked (via online surveys) for help as they facilitate small group instruction during math and readers’ workshop.  Dr. Garner spoke about some simple strategies that may help students who seem to be unwilling or unable to make academic […]

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DEN Virtual SciCon 2010

January 29, 2010 · No Comments · DEN, Ed Tech, PD Event

On January 9, 2010, the Discovery Educator Network hosted an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. Over 1,000 people participated.   I was not able to make it, but learned today […]

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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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