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Category Archive for 'Professional Development'

I have to confess I haven’t kept up with my feeds as much this year as years past, but I know the ones I read first when I do venture in to open it.  I also have some favorites from some of the other categories as well.  So today, I take time to make a […]

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To anyone interested in our SC Edtech – Please share with your friends!!! SCASL is a sponsoring member of SC EdTech, and a part of SCASL’s responsibility to SC Edtech is coordinating the volunteer efforts for the conference,  and there are PERKS to volunteering, some REALLY AWESOME perks. HiTech Adventure 2012 October 24-26, 2012 As […]

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School has resumed, and quite frankly I’ve been a BUSY GIRL!!  I’ve had many personal life changes, and throw in the mix an addition to my professional responsibilities, and that makes for a little chaos in my life right now.  Finally though things are beginning to settle down. I’m going to use this space to […]

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In South Carolina, teachers are annually assessed based on a “goals-based evaluation” (GBE) that we as teachers work with an assigned administrer to plan and implement as our own method of growing in our profession.  It’s kind of cool if you think about–innovative and definitely a think out of the box approach to assessing educators, […]

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So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE.  During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video.  Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it.  I blogged it May 8, 2011 and […]

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So I ran across this tweet today, and was first sucked in after clicking the link when I realized Clemson (from right here in SC) is a partner sponsor. I also took a second look when the Anderson University  is nodded as a sponsoring partner too, another SC institution, along with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and  Pennsylvania State University.   […]

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June is here and so is ALA’s Annual Conference.  This year, my first serving on AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee, is wrapping up the year’s work. June 23, 2012, 8:00-10:00AM, our committee has a featured session to announce the 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. I attended this session in 2010 at ALA, […]

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I just spent the day at our district’s summer staff development technology event. It was called “Tech Infusion” and I must say it felt like just what the name says. I was infused throughout the day with great ideas for integrating technology in a learner context–not just for students but for myself as well.  I […]

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On the school front, we’re pushing the public library’s summer reading program for teens. It sounds so cool and I love their logo so much —  i soooo want a tshirt.  Too bad I don’t qualify. I think I’ll crash their kickoff party anyway to see if I can score a shirt. After all I […]

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SCASL allowed my committee (the Information Technology Committee) to sponsor a Learning Commons at conference.  We took it upon ourselves to advertise, solicit volunteers for presentations, and make it a go. We wanted to loosely base it off the one I had seen and experienced first hand at AASL in Minneapolis, MN in October.  I […]

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