When a Grade is more than Academics

                At the 2018 MACUL Conference, I joined a conversation around the topic of grading in the classroom, and one thing that popped up in the conversation was the idea of compliance-based grading. This was a topic that I have heard and dealt…

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Goal for 2018 – Don’t Be the Sea, Change

While I am not one to set resolutions that the start of the year, I was able to travel to Eleuthera in the Bahamas over our winter break. We visited a beautiful place towards the north end of the island called Queen’s Bath, a formation that has been carved out…

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Hosting and Running A Conference – A Reflection

  I had the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of professionals to bring an educational technology conference to our local corner of Michigan. This first-year event was planned in the beginning of March, leaving us just four and a half months to bring it all together. It was…

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PSEL (2015) Reflection – Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

As an Instructional Technology Specialist, or coach, I have gathered a significant amount of hours in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment category. Throughout the course of this semester, I have been involved in many curriculum, instruction, and assessment activities, from days at conferences, informal observations of teachers, to PLC meetings,…

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