Redesigning Professional Development: How to Slay the Sit & Get Dragon – Live Blog from Jennifer Carey

This post first appeared on Jennifer’s blog. As a technology administrator, I’m excited to attend my next session “Redesigning Professional Development: How to slay the sit and get Dragon!” with Jonathan Werner. You can view his slides here. Providing meaningful professional development that brings quality educators into the modern world is always a challenging task. […]

6 Characteristics of Great PD (and Great Classrooms) – From Tom Daccord


This post first appeared on eSchoolNews. For nearly a dozen years, I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. These experiences have taught me that if our goal is to create fundamental change in classrooms, professional development workshops should ultimately devote less time to the “nuts and bolts” of […]

Challenge-Based, One-Screen, & T21: The EdTechTeacher Approach to iPad PD – Jen Carey thoughts from Tom Daccord’s Session

You can also read this post on Jen’s blog. In keeping with my focus on Professional Development (the life of a tech administrator), the next session I am attending is “Challenge-Based, One-Screen, & T21: the EdTechTeacher Approach to iPad PD” by Thomas Daccord of EdTechTeacher (the hosts of the iPad Summit). Tom’s focus in this session is ETT’s approach […]