It was pretty cool to present in one of the "luxury suites" at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA at MassCUE2014. Below are the slides from Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning and here is a link to the collaborative artifact that was created by participants during the session. It was exciting to look at it after the session since I didn't get a chance to peek at it while the presentation was happening. Thanks to all of those who participated!
I had a wonderful day learning with faculty and administrators in Laval, Québec. Below are some of the slides from my opening talk and presentation about ed tech and leadership. And this is a link to the Explain Everything Skills Rubric that we used in a "scavenger hunt" activity during the EE hands-on workshop.
I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with faculty and administrators from District 25 in Arlington Heights, IL. Below are the slides from my main presentation, and below that are links to some of the videos which I shared of interesting contexts where I have seen Explain Everything being used. It was a terrific day, organized by Chris Fahnoe and his colleagues. Thanks again for having me out!
I enjoyed my first ISTE experience. It was especially good to meet my Explain Everything partners for the first time in person after having worked together for nearly 4 years.
Below are the slides I shared in my Ignite talk on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully ISTE will post and share the video as well.
I'll be heading down to Atlanta for my first ISTE experience. What I thought was going to be a just a fly-in for one event has turned into a whole extended weekend of stuff which I am looking forward to being a part of. See you down there!
We wrote a guest blog post for GettingSmart.com. Titled "Leading Online: Challenging and Changing Meeting Structures," it is based on one of the chapters in our book about meetings. It also includes a sketchnote by @braddo. Click the link above to read the article.
I presented as part of a session titled "Looking Inward as a Critical Pathway to Teaching Excellence" at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philidelphia, PA. Below are my slides which are from my dissertation research on teacher beliefs and practices, screencasting, formative assessment, and mobile technologies.
On Tuesday I had the honor of presenting to a group of nurses, firefighters, doctors, and others who are involved in outreach and education about burn prevention. It was a lot of fun working with a group of people from outside of the ed tech circles I normally end up speaking with at conferences. Below are my slides.
Head over to the Leading Online blog for my slide deck + captions to provide a little bit of context. Thanks to all who came!
Steve Valentine and I will be facilitating a conversation at Educon 2.6 in Philadelphia, PA this weekend. Our session is titled 'Engaging as Networked Thought Leaders: Let's Write a Book in 90 Minutes!'
We're going to try and compress, recreate, and share all that we learned in the past year in designing, constructing, and publishing Leading Online with anyone who honors us by choosing to spend their time with in our session on Saturday Morning.
This is the first time we've attempted to facilitate a collaboration of this scale and purpose, but we think it might work. And even if it doesn't, we'll have learned something by attempting it. We submitted a similar proposal to another conference but it was met with some pretty skeptical and harsh criticism from the reviewers. It probably wasn't the right venue for this kind of exercise anyways.
We like Educon.