Thank you all for the great advice and comments about blogging in the classroom and QR codes!
I will absolutely share all the "goodies" that I plan on using for the PD.
To answer a few questions:
-Our district is rolling out a 1:1 iPad initiative. This is district wide, now I do teach in a small rural district with four elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school.
-All grade levels K-12 will be 1:1. Now not all students will be able to take the iPads home.
-I was on the 1:1 committee, but there were still a lot of things that were being decided when it came to the roll out of 1:1...so I guess we will see when school starts :)
I am really working on trying to get back into the swing of blogging, crafting, and of course work. I figure if I am going to teach PD on blogging I should...well, actually blog!
This week I'm focusing on the crafting...filling a few orders for label/ribbon sets, and starting to craft some things for the model classroom I will be setting up for professional development...I think I FINALLY settled on a theme!! Wouldn't you like to know!
Next on the agenda is to gear up for AVID training in Denver, CO.
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post secondary opportunities.
Two people in our district wrote the grant and so now we get to head to Denver for some training with NIKE: "AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education."
I'm pretty excited to see what this program holds for our district. Due to the rural area we have a large population of students that do not move on to college or those other post secondary opportunities.
I will keep you all posted.
Finally as soon as I get back from Denver I will be teaching summer school for rising 6th graders.
Whew! I guess I can't say I won't have anything to blog about.