January
25
2019

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Earlier this week, I joined former Illinois Superintendent Dr. Greg Goins, on the Reimagine Schools Podcast. You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the episode, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, is...

November
17
2018

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? The Future Ready Framework, a dynamic, research-based support for schoo...

September
09
2017

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

From coast to coast, U.S. schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. So, what is it that actually works? On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke...

August
15
2017

Hacking Leadership: A Free Webinar!

It’s not every day that I get to interview someone who I consider one of the top educators in country and say that the person also happens to be one of my best friends. If I could sum up Joe Sanfelippo in one sentence, it would be that he is an incredible family man, an amazing school leader w...

March
21
2017

Just Announced: FREE Future Ready Schools Institutes

As many readers of my blog know, I serve as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. So, today, I’m excited to share that we have officially released our 2017 Regional Institute dates and locations! Wha...

February
14
2017

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone. As I scrolled through some of the settings, I realized that a new feature had been added. Having worked on connectivity issues at the national level, and having seen firsthand the vast differen...

February
04
2017

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools, prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and...

January
01
2017

In the News…2017

October Murray named one of the top influencers in EdTech, Onalytica, Link Students should use makerspaces and 3D printers to change the world, Sweet Search 2 Day, Link September 8 National “Read a Book Day” Recommendations, GettingSmart, Link Education Book Spotlight: Learning Transform...

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