Category Archives: Professional Development

Doing History Instead of Reading About It

At some point in our teaching career, we wake up one day and realize that education is about the kids, not about us. Continue reading

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Connecting Our PD with Elevator Pitches

The Commission for Professional Development is excited to host another great Teachers Helping Teachers event. We continue to believe that our best professional development assets are among us in our schools and state. Upon reflecting on this insight and reviewing … Continue reading

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Technology Integration is the Messenger

For the past twenty-two years, I have partnered with teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. During that time, my partners have fallen into three broad groups with a corresponding range of experiences. The first group consists of those teachers who recognized … Continue reading

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Google Summit Comes to Connecticut

Attend the Google Summit in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 21 and 22. Stay for the Google Certified Apps Trainer bootcamp on June 23. For more details: http://connecticut.appsevents.com/  

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Using Google+ for Professional Development

Although a bit late to the party, Google+ has quickly established itself as a major player in the social media multiverse. It provides users with a robust and feature-full interface that connects them to others via “Circles”, each of which … Continue reading

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Presenter Reflections

I had a train of experiences that were new to me as a presenter and educator during and after conference that I wanted to share. During my “Think Time” presentation, one of teachers listening made a connection with the power … Continue reading

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More CAIS Educators Using #CAISCT To Connect

  CAIS educators attending the World Language Dinner tomorrow night can use the #caisct to begin preconference conversations. And because the event is fully booked, others can connect and find out some take-aways. Taking advantage of the #caisct, Twitter conversations … Continue reading

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