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Professional Development

Professional Learning Networks: Opportunities and Leadership that Matter

By Craig Perrier Ok, I admit it – I love networking.  More specifically, I love developing professional networks, both mine and the people I am connected to. In fact, it is one of the most rewarding professional practices I get to facilitate. The value of a successful, productive introduction connecting ….

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cybersecurity

Safety and Success Within CyberSecurity

By. Meredith Biesinger   The 2019-2020 school year ended abruptly for many school districts due to COVID-19.  Many teachers and parents scrambled to conduct virtual classes in order to make the best of a difficult situation. We are now quickly approaching 2021, and for many students and educators, virtual learning ….

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balancing act in education

From the Front Lines

By: Teresa Marchant As we inch our way toward Winter Break, I have never felt more like a tightrope walker learning how to juggle. This year has been a constant balancing act between managing digital and face to face instruction combined with finding resources that work in either setting. Now ….

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teaching with the news

Be Relevant – Teach Current Events!

K-12 education has an ongoing challenge to remain relevant (current event teaching). As a public institution, shifting practice and policies is a slow process often resulting in technological and cultural lag. It does not feel good to admit that, but consider these two items:    Exhibit A – technology devices and bandwidth in schools compared to the private ….

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2021

Classroom Reflections on 2020, and Preparing for 2021

By: Meredith Biesinger As 2020 comes to a close, teachers everywhere are uncertain about what 2021 will bring. While many had hoped for a return to a traditional learning model, that does not appear to be on the horizon for many school districts, in many states, across the country. During one ….

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