Summer 2012

At VCU

Outside of VCU

A regional technology conference

I had a successful time delivering a keynote speech at the Mary Washington second annual EdTech Conference in Stafford County. A copy of my slides are available here.

School Board Meeting Presentation and Honor

On July 10, 2012, I was back in my seat streaming the school board meeting for Goochland County Schools. To my surprise, I was recognized for my nomination earlier this year for the RichTech Award, for which I was a finalist in the education category. I didn’t expect a special guest to be there, and she was too kind with some nice things to say about me. I was unprepared for what to say.

Watch the July 10 school board meeting online.

In the latter part of the meeting, linked above, I presented to the school board about our website overhaul I have been working on since May. It was a good opportunity to speak in front of the board and answer their questions.

Training Opportunity with Scratch

Scratching

I’m a big believer in the use of constructionist ways of learning. This week I had the opportunity to take time off and do training with teachers from different parts of central Virginia with a software environment called Scratch. Details about my experience are linked here.