June
27
2016

What does the Effective Use of EdTech Look Like?

This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Over the past decade, most school budgets have remained stagnant, yet spending in educational technology has climbed to record levels, with no sign of slowing in the near future. In a report entitled, “Technology in Ed...

June
24
2016

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

This post originally appeared on www.futureready.org. The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Recently, I had the...

June
08
2016

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

     This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?” The problem with this question, is that quite often this is...

June
06
2016

Every Day…She Ran to You

At the end of last summer, my wife and I watched our little girl step on a school bus for the very first time. With tears in our eyes, we wrote the post, “Written With Love On Your First Day of Kindergarten”, as a piece of our collective heart forever took her first real steps without us by her side...

June
03
2016

Open Education – Where do I begin?

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at http://futureready.org/open. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek, Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) a...

May
16
2016

Communicating Student Data Privacy

This post originally appeared on futureready.org.  In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, ha...

April
12
2016

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who control...

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  • Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek, Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide. With support from ED, state leaders, and new platforms for curation and discovery, there has never been a …

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  • Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Marcinek, Chief Open Education Advisor at the US Department of Education (ED), to explore how schools can benefit from Open Educational Resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide. With support from ED, state leaders, and new platforms for curation and discovery, there has never been a …

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  • The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Stacey Wang, the Director of Personalized Learning for the Oakland Unified School District (CA), and Lynn …

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