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Empowering Learners #TIES16

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My first time at TIES was last year, and I was very excited to be able to participate in this event again this year. The theme this year was “Empowering Learners,” and it reinforced how much student voice and choice is becoming a normal mode of education. I’m going to go ahead and publish this post; check back for further thoughts…. Read more »

Praxis II Middle School Content

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As if March wasn’t busy enough with presenting at the Metro Milwaukee Teachers’ Conference, I applied for Wisconsin licensure, too, and have to take the Praxis II in Middle School Content Knowledge test. D-Day is tomorrow! I hope my studying will pay off! I’m taking the computerized version, which will be something new for me. Prayers would be appreciated, thanks!

The Un-Conference Experience

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Last weekend, I gave up my usual Saturday-of-fun to drive over to Madison, WI, and attend my first EdCamp. It was my first experience with the un-conference style, and I fell in love with it. What is an EdCamp? It’s a grassroots type of organization for people who have an interest in all things education. In attendance last weekend were… Read more »

#FebPhotoADay Days 6 & 7

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Day 6 got a little messy because I had a two(ish)-hour meeting after school for technology purposes.  We’re getting rid of our antiquated computer lab, and looking to implement a laptop cart in the lower grades and do 1:1 computing in our upper grades.  We’re looking into Chromebooks for 6-8th grade and are still wondering what the best option will… Read more »