material on this page is representative of the work I have developed
and facilitated over the years. To date I have developed 150+
online resources for instructional use. Please take time to visit
Links to Learning blog to access my most recent material.
While serving as the Technology Coordinator in
Ballston Spa I facilitated the development of a three-year Instructional
Technology Plan. After reviewing the Partnership for 21st Century
Skills Student Outcomes, the isteNet Standards for Students and
Teachers, and the New York State Department Technology Plan we
identified four over-arching goals for students, teachers and
staff in the district: Digital Literacy, Critical and Innovative
Thinking, Collaboration and Problem-Solving, and Systemic Operations.
plan was driven by a cyclical curriculum-focused ARISE process
I developed to incorporate analysis, assessment, research, implementation,
integration, staff development, and evaluation. The final verion
of the plan was presented to the BOE in district-mandated format
and can be viewed when you click on the representative image to
Links Interactive Calendar
sample of the calendar I researched, published and sold to
schoools across New York State. Each month featured 500+ annotated
resources that were tied to calendar events and the New York
State Standards. I took a temporary year off to research and
improve the publication and may re-introduce the product in
an improved and expanded format in the near future. Please
contact me if you would like me to contact you when the product
becomes available again.
presented this workshop at the regional and local level. It continues
to be popular and well received. During this workshop we explore
online resources that educators can use to help students' identify
their learning styles and we explore online resources and discuss
technology-driven teaching strategies that support differentiated
instruction. The resource site developed to compliment the workshop
incorporates 100+ references and resouces that teachers can use
as they address the diverse needs of their students.
'n Tell With Photo Story 3
workshop has been a popular offering in Teacher Centers across the
Southertier. I discovered Photo Story 3 while working in Bath Central
School District as a Technology Integration Specialist. Students
K-12 used the program to develop video stories for their electronic
portfolios. A large piece of my grant funded position in Bath involved
the implementation of student electronic portfolios. Eight-six percent
of the Bath Central School district students in grades K-8 started
the portfolio process during the 2 1/2 years I worked in the district.
addition to creating trainings and support material for teachers
I have created numerous portal sites and reources for students.
Click on the various images to the right and below to explore some
of the more popular sites I researched, developed, and used while
working with students.