Digital Leading and Learning · Education · EPortfolios · Innovation Plan · Professional Learning · Technology in Education

A Hero’s Journey

Welcome to my hero’s journey! I first learned about what a hero’s journey was in some literature class in college. As an English teacher, I have studied a variety of hero’s journeys and have even taught the idea to many students. I have encouraged students to write their own fictional hero’s journeys, and I have… Continue reading A Hero’s Journey

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Innovation Plan Update and Reflection

As Kelly, Ryan, and I are implementing and developing our learning ePortfolio initiative at Owen J. Roberts High School, we continue to visit and revisit every step of the way. For example, our original plan basically just had to do with classrooms adopting ePortfolios. However, we realized we needed to have a real training program… Continue reading Innovation Plan Update and Reflection

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COVA- The Path to the Educational Revolution

COVA (Choice, Ownership, Voice, and Authenticity) is a learning and teaching approach with which I was not familiar before starting my digital leading and learning journey. I’d like to believe that as a veteran teacher, I offer my students these options and routes in my classroom, but I cannot say I always do and all… Continue reading COVA- The Path to the Educational Revolution

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Planning the Alternative PL Outline

Here we have outlined the new model of professional learning at OJRHS. We would run this to ensure all PL is run with essential principles for them to be effective. For our outline, we identify that we will use the three- column template for planning all sessions. We also use abbreviations to identify where specific PL principles are applied. A… Continue reading Planning the Alternative PL Outline

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Leading Organizational Change

I’ve learned over the past eight years of my teaching career that I will never stop learning. As a teacher, it is my job to continue to progress through classes, professional development workshops, degrees, and readings to make sure that I am changing as quickly as our world. Because our job is to help our… Continue reading Leading Organizational Change

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4DX Strategy Plan

The 4DX model addresses one of the  most important aspects of change: it is so difficult to actually achieve goals when we have so many other things to worry about. It teaches how to address the “whirlwind” of life and still accomplish the goals without losing focus. Because our innovation plan deals so much with… Continue reading 4DX Strategy Plan

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Six Sources of Influence

Applying the Influencer Model to Learning ePortfolios Change is difficult for most people. We become comfortable with the old way of doing things, and then we fear what will happen if we stray from our usual paths. However, change is often a necessary aspect of most important areas of our lives, and it can often… Continue reading Six Sources of Influence