This week I am spending time in Hollister, CA, with the fantastic team of CTAP Region V trainers. The focus is on Leadership in Technology. How does one create positive, systemic change regarding technology and learning? The training is very well organized and thought provoking. What I especially enjoy is hearing from fellow teachers about their successes and trials with helping to advance technology at their sites or in their districts.
I also have to give props to our IT department in Cupertino. They do a terrific job of very selectively filtering out inappropriate content while allowing educators to determine what type of Online resources they can use in the classroom. Here in Hollister, one out of three sites I try to access is blocked by their firewall, including Blogger and news resources I was trying to access. Very annoying!
Laurel and I are excited about what we’ve been learning here and hope to use much of the information in our CUSD/CEEF board presentation.