Inspiration to rethink

The road to learning

I am lucky to be part of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology #caisct. My first experience was three years ago attending the academic technology retreat, an event that I definitely hold near and dear to my professional development and personal sanity. This amazing group of educators from various schools and with various roles inspire and collaborate for the betterment of faculty, students, parents, and education as a whole.

This year the keynote to the academic retreat was @DonBuckley, an innovative thinker who focuses on utilizing design thinking implementation in education. It was the perfect way to start out the retreat as at this current time we have some exciting prospects with the use of educational technology to impact learning. Don empowered us not only to think about how to redesign the learning that I s happening currently but to overall consider how learning takes place, where…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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