Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Proposed New Regulations for Military Families

The Department of Defense has issued proposed revisions to their special education regulations that impact schools operated by DoDEA. The present regs do not provide for a child with a disability who moves from a public school with an IEP to a DoDEA school to be entitled to a “comparable” IEP. However, the civilian child […]

5 Must Dos for the New School Year

Whether a new teacher or a more experienced one, each wants to have a great 2014-15 school year.  Here are 5 “must dos” to ensure your year begins well. 1)  Make connections with your students  In the first few weeks of school, you’re sure to have a lengthy to-do list. Try to remember to spend […]

Here Come the CoPs!

 No, no, not that kind of Cop but Communities of Practice (CoPs).  Today’s smart educator needs to become better connected to resources, tools, learning activities, and peers—both inside and outside school. The growth of online communities of practice—often a chief component in professional learning communities—reflects a continued commitment to working collaboratively with your peers toward […]

Summer Learning Day is June 20, 2014

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education has a huge repository of “free” resources? Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Education does not mandate or prescribe particular curricula or lesson plans. This information is provided for the visitor’s convenience and is included here as an example of the many resources that parents and educators […]

Goodbye Thomas…Goodbye Albert…Sorry We Have Stopped Looking for You…

Today we have a guest blogger, Layne Pethick. As I sit and ponder, I am continually haunted by just one question. It is a question for the ages, one that many a child has asked and many an adult has dismissed. It is a simple question that carries the power to bring a person to […]

The End of a School Year

STAAR is done for many but the school year is not yet over so what should be happening in the classroom?  Teaching and learning, that’s what!  Every school day is an opportunity for a child to learn something new and exciting and these days at the end of the year are too valuable to just […]

FREE Learning Registry and Expanding Resources for Educators

Are you aware of a great new educator resource funded by the Department of Education? The new version of the Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) is powered by the Learning Registry, an open database for sharing digital learning resources. This partnership provides  customers – educators, parents and students – with a broader inventory of […]

Fall Leadership Conference Is Here

On November 6 and 7, we are hosting the annual Fall Leadership Conference at the Collin County College Preston Ridge campus Conference Center which is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco, TX.  This year’s theme is Engaging All Learners and we have a wide range of fabulous nationally known speakers.  The banner advertising this conference […]

Free One-day On-line Education Leadership Summit

  The 2013 School Leadership Summit, on March 28th, is a free one-day, online conference.   Be sure to join the conference network for further updates and details, and follow #sls13.See you online! Here are the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He holds […]

Digital Learning Day is Here!

Happy Digital Learning Day! Signifying the growing importance and demand for digital learning strategies in the classroom, nearly 25,000 teachers, millions of students, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), are joining the Alliance for Excellent Education today for the second annual Digital Learning […]