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Karl Fisch: Technology as a Cornerstone of Curriculum

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Yesterday  Karl Fisch, Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School and the second “Featured Speaker” in our Summer Teacher Institute, shared his insight on Technology as a Cornerstone of Curriculum.  Karl’s session guided participants through how learning occurs,  “The Shift” that is occuring in education, literacies for the 21st century, and a vision of schools [...]

Year 1 of 1:1–Faculty Reflections

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Last week I shared the students’ perceptions regarding the first year of our 1:1 Tablet PC learning initiative, and now it’s time to pass along what the faculty and I have gleaned over the last 10 months.  It’s always challenging to summarize the opinions of educators, but there were a few major points of consistency [...]

Curriculum: What Will They Remember?

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

The past week was a difficult time for my 3rd grade son; within the span of three days, he had three “practice” tests, four “real” tests, and a presumably “real” quiz. I’ve shared my thoughts on assessment before, but our long study sessions at the kitchen table gave me cause to reflect on the nature [...]