Teacher
Teaching and learning with K-12 students started the journey. My students helped plan our path and produced some amazing evidence of learning - some of which I still have in my possession. I'm continuously proud of the work we did together.
Designer
Actively working the instructional design process from bottom to top and back again to ensure innovation is a sure-fire way to get me so focused that I forget to eat. Watching it come together is an amazing thing.
Consultant
Working with other educators to implement educational technology tools (including teaming with educators working via satellite) into their content delivery taught me amazing amounts about the importance of collaboration for both learning and innovation.
Developer
The puzzles and academic challenges that come with leadership in content development and delivery is a love of mine and has been for almost 20 years. I've also learned how to make and work in a lean, mean budget spreadsheet!
Mother
Of all of the roles I've played, I've been a mom for the least amount of time. It's also proving to be the hardest one of all.

Thoughts I Think

Closing Gaps
Closing Gaps
The folks at The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning and I had a brief back-and-forth on Twitter last week. Since then, the exchange has been rolling around in my brain energizing sy...
I Can…
I Can…
Confession time. I am currently supposed to be reading an epic amount of voter/candidate information material as part of my research for November 6th. I'm not. (But, lest anyone worry, I ab...
ISTE: Tuesday, June 26, 2918
ISTE: Tuesday, June 26, 2918
Gearing up for ISTE, Day 2!. I have recharged my mind and my devices and I'm ready for another day of crazy goodness. As an added bonus, I get to meet face-to-face with some pretty awesome p...
ISTE: Monday, June 25, 2018
ISTE: Monday, June 25, 2018
It's ISTE time again. I've got my devices and power cables and colored pencils and sticky notes and I'm ready to roll. I've decided to try something new and live blog my days there. The coun...

Quotes I Love!

Google is my best friend and my worst enemy. It's fabulous for research, but then it becomes addictive. I'll have a character eating an orange, and next thing I'm Googling types of oranges, I'm visiting chat rooms about oranges, I'm learning the history of the orange.
If you're just engaging in mechanical repetition, it's true, you quickly hit the limit of what you can keep in mind. However, If you practice elaboration, there's no known limit to how much you can learn.
When you are learning, you are feeling the effects of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good.
Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.
Writing is my marathon, it stretches my thinking over the contours of rugged connections. It draws me into seeing the value/lessons within the small, everyday moments of life.