Hidden Benefits of Off-Site PD

With February quickly approaching it marks the time of year for our annual pilgrimage to the Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo & Conference (PETE&C) in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Over the years the conference has grown in both attendance and topics and has now expanded to two hotels and conference centers. I’m always surprised to learn that some […]

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#GoOpen

When the U.S. Department of Education launched its #GoOpen campaign to states and school districts to use openly licensed educational materials, Garnet Valley was all-in hoping to reallocate money being spent on textbooks and to partner with our teachers to create digital resources and curriculum. As with the other 55 school districts that signed up […]

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Learning Spaces Re-Design, Going All-In from the Start

 to  Research strongly suggests that learning environments have a significant and positive impact on student learning. To that end, more and more schools are redesigning and repurposing existing spaces – whether computer labs, classrooms, or libraries into modern, technology-rich new learning spaces. In addition to new lighting, fresh paint, and the latest technology, these spaces […]

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#Personalized PD @ Garnet Valley

  It would seem, based on the sheer number of newly written books and other publications, that professional development days in school districts need an overhaul. From articles like this from EdSurge, that gives readers “tips” on improving professional development to this article from Education World that talks about the importance of tailoring PD to […]

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2016 Technology Boot Camp

After spending the last several weeks shuffling times and dates to ensure our 2016 Technology Boot Camp meets as many of our teacher’s summer schedules as possible, I finally had some time to reflect on what a great week this be for all involved. Our first attempt (August, 2015) at delivering differentiated professional development at […]

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