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Time to Give Thanks

Well it has been way too long since my last blog post. My traveling and training schedule since this summer has been so jammed packed- but in a good way! I have had many teaching and learning adventures that I would like to share with all of you! As of July 1, 2013 I hired a new and amazing EdTech Consultant of Tim Nielsen.

Tim brings to our company a fresh, new and exciting outlook on mobile learning workshop perspectives and teaching offerings. Tim is coming from a local Wisconsin k-12 school district with a well-rounded and highly defined skill set of being a building tech integration coach, an elementary classroom teacher and a Master Teacher of the UW-L ME-PD program with a case study focus of the impact of mobile learning student learning centers in an elementary setting. Tim also has designed and facilitated several dynamic workshops for my company this past Spring, Summer and Fall focused on Google Apps, Chrome Apps and Extensions, 1:1 Chromebook Teaching and Learning Environ…

SchoolNet South Africa Conference Reflections

Well....I am back, back after being gone for a week of travel and presenting in Bloemfontein, South Africa to present at the national SchoolNet SA Conference. I was thrilled to be asked back for the third time by good friends Gerald Roos and Janet Thomson from School Net.

It is always an adventurous journey to travel to South Africa, as there is no direct flight of how to get there- but the longest part of the journey is the flight from Atlanta, Georgio to Johannesburg, South Africa of 17 hours. The total air travel and airport exchanges take about 24-30 hours one way.  So.... yes I am one tired girl today, but I have a few days to catch up on my sleep and acclimate back to the 7 hour time change.

Upon my arrival to the Bloemfontein, South Africa I was greeted by the most lovely Janet Thomson, Executive Director of SchoolNet, who assisted me with my transportation to the hotel we would be staying at, and to also preview the venue of the conference location. This year's conference wa…

Springing Forward with Women Leadership and Gratitude

Do you ever ask yourself where has the time gone? And looking back in the past 3-5 -7 years how dramatically how things have changed and why have I landed here in my job career?  Well I ask those same questions - and quite often.  I look back to a doorway of opportunity that happened for me just over four years ago.  Many of you have heard the story and many are gaining a glimpse of it for the first time today. I know where I was just over 4 years ago…..closing a door- perhaps the better word would be closing/locking the vault- to working in a toxic environment where micro-management was the focus of the ‘so-called” leadership model… where creative thought, challenging the norm and taking risks was looked down upon and even reprimanded- and especially by a woman…. and just being different was consider being an outcast to an educational organization. Yes, this happened to me- and some of you may say - ohh you sound bitter still...., bitter because I was being held back from perusing my…