Month: February 2017

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North Reading Public Schools joins 15 catalyst districts as part of MAPLE

One of the strategic partnerships the North Reading Public schools has made in the past year was to become one of the original 15 catalyst districts for the MAPLE (Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network). As part of this collaboration administrators and educators from North Reading have participated in strategic sharing of the processes, experiences and professional …

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Defining Your “Language of Innovation”

Setting The Stage For Higher Ordered Thinking One of the most powerful teaching and learning capacities adults and students have is the ability to adapt and learn new vocabulary to scale their understanding. With most fields of study, a student can learn the general vocabulary and corresponding meaning across contexts very quickly. With technology, the …

Professional Development

Low Cost Tech Professional Development: Finding Conferences & Support For Innovating In Your District

A challenge to many educators is finding out about many of the opportunities to go out and get professional development in areas of high need or to come across sources of inspiration or to network with other educators. In this presentation I have attempted to organize a list of opportunities in Massachusetts or with national …

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Learn Launch Across Boundaries Conference: Start Ups Meet Student Innovation

On February 3rd, I attended the Across Boundaries Learn Launch conference at the Hynes Convention Center. As the tech director for a catalyst district, it is a great opportunity to get a better handle on the dynamics of the Learn Launch community and the MAPLE personalized learning initiative in Massachusetts. North Reading’s Middle School robotics …