• "I Do!"

    Posted July 20 by Carla Pesce

    When we begin to reflect on our classrooms, especially focused on engagement, how is your “marriage”?   Our classrooms are just like marriage, some days are perfect, and others there are bumps in the road that we tend to stumble on.  Will a relationship be successful if on...

  • Teachnology

    Posted July 2 by Philip Church

                Teachnology, and yes the I mispelled the word intentionally.  This last weekend I was able to attend the TSA (Technology Students Association) conference in Washington D.C. as part of the Verzion App Challenge contest.  My students participate...

  • Standards - For or Against

    Posted May 26 by Carla Pesce

    Today wraps up a new course - Standards-Driven Learning.  It has been a refreshing course, with lots of learning with the application pieces.  There is a lot of discussion about standards during this course, which brings us to the point - are you for standards or against them?  There ...

  • What's in your wallet?

    Posted May 23 by Philip Church

    Funding is often one of the largest hurdles that non-profits such as schools have to battle at some point.  Sometimes those hurdles form into immoveable and unbreakable walls but other times, with a little creativity and networking, those hurdles can shrink and become nothing more than a small ...

  • The Gerber Method

    Posted May 13 by Philip Church

    As I begin to examine how to apply the material learned through the Ed Tech program, I find myself constantly creating ties to my own life.  I’ve mentioned my daughter before and now that she is 19 months we have introduced most foods into her diet.  In choosing what foods to introdu...

  • Reaching the End

    Posted April 22 by Jessica Smith

    Blog Reflection: Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students.             This course has been all about assessment of English language learners. What has been so beneficial was that this course took place over the same period of time as our mandatory...

  • Becoming Learner-Centered

    Posted April 5 by Carla Pesce

    As I conclude my fourth class here at ACE, I am walking away amazed at how this courses really make you dig deep down within yourself and begin analyizing your teaching methods and classrooms in ways you would have never thought.  At the moment you think, yes, I think I have it altogether, anot...

  • Blended Teachers need Blended Learners

    Posted March 23 by Philip Church

    Any individual who has taken a collegiate course in the last decade has more than likely experienced what the blended model is, a mixed offering of both face to face instruction and a digital interface.  Blackboard, Edmodo, Classjump and Google Drive are just a few of the many education based i...

  • Before you buy it….try it.

    Posted March 23 by Philip Church

    As I concluded my third course with ACE, several light-bulbs began to go off as man of my initial beliefs on what it meant to integrate technology began to change.  Many people, me included, often define technology with a narrow definition of a tangible device like a cell phone, computer or tab...

  • Inertia

    Posted March 23 by Philip Church

    For those of us that have long forgotten the Newton principle of Inertia and need a refresher hear it is.  Inertia is an objects resistance to change of its current state or motion.  For example, imagine you are riding in a fast moving car.  That car suddenly makes a sharp turn. ...