Fulbright Orientation 2012, a set on Flickr.These are photos of some of the major events during my Fulbright orientation. More to follow.
I realize now, that I have waited much too long to update the status of my Fulbright experience, but in my defense it has been a very hectic couple of weeks. I'm finally feeling settled, now that I am in my flat, and I'm making great progress in learning my way around the city of … Continue reading Fulbright Update
Food 2012, a set on Flickr. You can't visit Poland and not talk about the food! I'm especially enamored with the mushrooms - they are extremely abundant and come in every shape and size. The mushroom soups aren't anything like I've ever tasted in the US. It's also interesting to see the variations on popular … Continue reading Eating in Poland
The time is drawing near. I will be leaving Boise to lecture at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland on September 10. I have been asked by numerous colleagues and friends to blog about my experiences. So, I will begin a new series of blogs as I venture across the ocean on this great adventure. It's … Continue reading The Journey Begins…
I recently presented a keynote address at the Missouri Online Distance Learning Assocation (MoDLA) annual conference in St. Louis on the role of online education in educational reform. The process of preparing to present was actually what spurred me to agree to do it in the first place. Keynotes are not my favorite thing to … Continue reading Reflections on the Future of Education
Yes - it's finally here! After two years in the making, my text Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research Based Practices and Strategies was published in November 2011 and made its debut at the iNACOL Virtual School Symposium in Indianapolis. Alas, this is the first chance I've had to announce it on any … Continue reading Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching
It's been a busy summer with some some changes to report. I moved on from my role as Associate Chair and am currently acting Interim Chair in the department while Lisa is on sabbatical. I hit the ground running in July and haven't stopped for a breath since. I'm busy learning all about budgets and … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again….
Yes - the endorsement in Idaho is a done deal. The whole process encompassed over three years of very hard work by a collaborative team of stakeholders around the state. I was recently invited by Christina Linder, Director, Professional Standards and Certification at Idaho State Department of Education to help share our process at the … Continue reading Idaho’s K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement
It's been a while - but hey I've been really busy. I just returned from the ASCD Conference in San Francisco. I have been invited to present at this conference for the last couple of years with my colleague Barbara Frey, who was the founding principle of Colorado Connections Academy. It's an interesting venue in … Continue reading Catching up….