Sep 12, 2013

Welcome back to the 2013-2014 School Year

Welcome back to all of my colleagues and followers and welcome to all of my new followers.  It has been a great start to a new school year and now that things are starting to settle in here I'd like to begin posting again.  My intent for this blog is to give you the opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest in educational technology and let you decide what to keep and follow through on or what to discard.  I also plan on continuing with my Teacher Showcase posts where I highlight what is being done in the classroom for all to see just how powerful technology can be as a tool for learning and instruction and that it can become a way of life for your classroom.  As with anything I post, please feel free to add your own comments if you have utilized the tech in your classroom and it has either worked for you or not.  Explaining why would also be helpful to those reading the posts.

In addition to this blog, my Cheshire colleagues will have access to attend professional development sessions throughout the year.  This year my sessions will be held at Dodd, Chapman and Highland making it a bit more convenient for the elementary teachers.  For a list of my upcoming PD sessions this fall please click here.  I will also be posting my upcoming PD on my blog this year to hopefully reach more teachers.  To register for any of the sessions, please login to your ProTraxx account and search using the calendar.  I hope to see many of you at my sessions this year!

I'm also excited to be able to take my PD to the state level this fall at the upcoming CECA conference in October.  I will be presenting a session on BYOD and formative assessment tools such as Google Forms, Poll Everywhere, Today’s Meet, Celly, and Socrative.  This really is a great opportunity for me to branch out and share my passion with many more educators.  I'm really hoping to bring several things back to Cheshire and my blog as well...stay tuned.

I hope you all have a great school year!  Please consider subscribing to my blog...that way you can worry about other things and let the posts come to you.  If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me.