Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support Educational Technology in international schools is a complex undertaking. Schools must implement robust information technology systems that are reliable and sustainable. They must continually develop instructional practices, programs and curricula that draw upon the potential of technology to enhance learning while accounting for teachers that come from diverse pedagogic backgrounds. And they must achieve student […]

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Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance

Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance

Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance Up to this point in my career, I have worked in an administrative position in four schools on two continents. I have also consulted with dozens more all over the world. I have a doctorate in educational leadership and I have been blessed to work with some incredible academic researchers. You would think there would be some similarities that […]

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Technology in Schools Offers Potential Not Promise

Technology in Schools Offers Potential Not Promise

I have been working in the Educational Technology field for around 15 years now. I have worked with schools, organizations, and Ministries/Departments of Education on 5 continents. In all the jobs I have had and the schools with whom I have worked, I have refused to promise impact when we talk about EdTech. Never do I guarantee improved test scores or increase learning aptitude. What […]

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Becoming the Next ISTE Board Chair

Becoming the Next ISTE Board Chair

This past weekend, I was handed the gavel as the next Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE, for those who don’t know, stewards the standards of technology infused learning, brings together all those interested in EdTech, and holds the most impactful practitioner conference on Technology and Learning in the world. As the ISTE board, we […]

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How Do You Stay Connected With Your EdTech Community?

How Do You Stay Connected With Your EdTech Community?

NOTE: This post serves a duel purpose: rehashing some work with the #ISTEBoard and prepping for work to be done with Connected Educator Month, which starts on 1st October. #CE15 I am a week and a half removed our last ISTE Board meeting. Actually, I am a little more than a week removed from returning from the board meeting. My flight(s) to Asia take a […]

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ISTE | Incoming ISTE Board chair is building connections around the globe

ISTE | Incoming ISTE Board chair is building connections around the globe

I had the honor of being featured for ISTE’s EdTekHub. The article discussed my history as an EdTech teacher, leader, and speaker, my current work as an international educator, and my upcoming work as ISTE Board Chair. Click here to read the whole article.

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Introduction to my EdTech Blog

Introduction to my EdTech Blog

Hello and thank you for visiting. I decided to start this blog as a means for sharing my thoughts and experiences about educational technology from a practitioner prospective and from a leadership frame. Hopefully, the ideas I talk about are helpful to those in the field and will spark interesting conversations about using technology to enhance teaching and learning. I suppose I could go into […]

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Microsoft Hot Topics Blog Posts

I was a guest author for the Microsoft Hot Topic Blog in 2013 and 2014.  Here are my posts: Sorry, but the type of device still matters. (April 17, 2014) http://www.pil-network.com/HotTopics/1to1learning/devicestillmatters Learn “About” vs. Learning “How” (January 9, 2014) http://www.pil-network.com/HotTopics/1to1learning/about_vs_how Teach from the back of the room (August 10, 2013) http://www.pil-network.com/HotTopics/1to1learning/teachfromtheback Learning should not be tethered (June 13, 2013) http://www.pil-network.com/HotTopics/1to1learning/untetheredlearning BYOD in International Schools: Diverse […]

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