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Conferences, Musical, and Branding

Conferences: Conferences were last week, and although I appreciate and welcome the opportunity to talk to parents about student progress, I also love the conference compensation day after the long nights. It was a long week. Musical: This week half-day musical practices start for all of our middle school students. They are performing the show… Continue reading Conferences, Musical, and Branding

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PD Sessions, Flipped Classrooms, and House Olympics

PD Sessions: For graduate school this week, I developed two professional development sessions centered on technology integration. Each session is three hours. The objectives for the first session include: teachers will reflect on current ways that they integrate technology in their classrooms teachers will discuss and reflect on an article that introduces eight keys to… Continue reading PD Sessions, Flipped Classrooms, and House Olympics

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Professional Development Investigation and Robot Presentations

I learned so much about leading effective professional development sessions centered on technology integration. Here are some of my favorite quotations and highlights: “One-shot workshops, added expense of training, lack of continued support, isolated knowledge, unawareness of school needs, lack of knowledge and support from leadership all contribute to the ineffectiveness of technology staff development”… Continue reading Professional Development Investigation and Robot Presentations

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Catholic Schools Week, QR Codes, Desmos.com, and Puppy Paws

Catholic Schools Week: We are embracing Catholic Schools Week at St. Augustin. On Saturday, we hosted a culture fair. Each classroom selected a country that one of our families is from… My classroom was Spain. We created tri-fold information boards and had food samples. Visitors received a passport at the door and cycled through each… Continue reading Catholic Schools Week, QR Codes, Desmos.com, and Puppy Paws