PIRATE: Engaging Lessons Course Through Ashland University


Are you in need of graduate credits to renew your license?  Do you want to read a REALLY good book? Would you like to combine the two?

I will be hosting an online book study (“Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess) through Ashland University starting January 7, 2018, and going through March 25, 2018.  The cost of the 1-credit hour course is $278.  Over the twelve-week course, teachers will read small parts of the book and then get together on Sunday evenings (7 PM – 8 PM EST) for a discussion over the weeks material.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This book study course will read “Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess.  This book will examine transforming lessons using the ideas laid out by Mr. Burgess while inspiring teachers to rekindle their passion for education.  Over the twelve week program, participants will have group discussions regarding the topics throughout the book, including what it means to “Teach Like a Pirate” (don’t worry it’s an anagram), and how to set hooks to capture student attention.  Upon completion of the course, teachers will be rejuvenated and ready to transform their classroom into a place where students want to come every day.

If you are interested in signing up for the course, visit Ashland University’s Professional Development Services page for the course.

Teachers Try Science – Lesson Plans and Resources

WHO: Teachers looking for lesson plans and resources for Algebra, Earth Science, Geometry, Measurement, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and Special Needs.

HOW: Teachers sign up for a free account at http://www.teacherstryscience.org/, click on “Lesson Plans”, and sort through topic, target grade (5-12), and/or estimated time required.  Teachers Try Science will then give many options of lesson plans to try.  Many of these lesson plans also contain any resources, such as worksheets, presentation, etc..

WHEN: The summer months are a great time to start looking ahead for lessons the next school year. As teachers, we should reflect on the lessons we use, and be open to seeing what works for others.

Ohio Educational Technology Conference: Feb. 9-11, 2016

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WHO: Teachers, administrators and more, who are looking for a great opportunity to expand their knowledge base in the area of Educational Technology.

HOW: If you have not registered already, it is not to late.  Walk-up registrations are available.  Sessions on Tuesday are strictly workshops and are not included on the conference pass.  Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday feature a variety of topics and a few keynote speakers.  There is also a large vendor area to do some great networking and find deals on technology for your classroom.  If you are around on Thursday, check out my presentation, “So You Want To Start An EdCamp? Lessons From EdCamp Ohio”.

WHEN: February 9-11, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

NWOET Fall Technology Conference


WHO: Educators looking for a great Professional Development Opportunity

WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2015 at Attica Seneca East High School

HOW: Register online at http://nwoet.org/fallconf/register.php

NWOET Technology Conference 2015 will feature speakers, presentations, and more to help you master technology in the classroom.

$129 (includes a 5-hour PD certificate)
BRING YOUR STAFF! Groups of 10 or more: $49 per person

Early Bird Special
Register by September 30, 2015
$99 per person

2015 Tech Conf