Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

A PLN! So What?

I just love my PLN, the relationships, the connections, the resources shared, the learning, the engagement in all things "reform", the conversations, the creating, the leadership.

Here is a brief Animoto discussing the why and what of engaging and building a PLN.

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NCVPS's Blended Learning Modular Program: The Why? What? and How?

A few weeks ago Dr. Tracy Weeks introduced the four service options NCVPS offers NC students. This week's vidcast takes a deeper look at the what, how, and why of the Modular Blended Learning program Dr. Weeks introduced. Take a few minutes to explore the modular blended learning approach by watching this vidcast. To learn more about the Modular Blended Learning program stay tuned to our website under the Courses tab where more information will be coming soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interview with Marc Prensky

NCVPS’s Chief Technology Officer, Chanin Rivenbark, attends the opening keynote of Marc Prensky at NCDPI's CTO Certification program at UNC's School of Government

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Check out this interview with Stephen Heppell conducted with Marc Prensky, author of Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning


If you could choose one piece of equipment that engages teaching and learning, what would it be? Please respond by commenting. Would love to here your thoughts.

New Resources for Leading and Learning 02/17/2011

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

GOing LIVE with NCVPS: The Four C’s of Innovation


North Carolina Virtual Public School, through its Leadership and Innovation division, offers the GO LIVE Innovation Initiative. GO LIVE stands for Getting Organized to Lead Innovatively for Virtual Education. This initiative engages Leading Edge Districts in 21st century conversations in order to lead innovatively, build leadership capacity, and further SBOE 21st Century Learning Goals. To that end, NCVPS offers four levels of servicing options, the Four C’s of Innovation. They included Comprehensive, Component, Collaborative, and Customizable. Please watch this short video that outlines each option and an integrated portfolio approach for school districts participating as a GO LIVE Leading Edge District.

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Also, please preview the following links for diving deeper:

The Four C’s of Innovation Presentation (the slides featured in above video)

Apply of be a GO LIVE Leading Edge District

Visit the GO LIVE website for Mission, Vision, and Values if Initiative

The following image captures the flow of the Portfolio Support Approach that will be implemented for each participating Leading Edge District

GO LIVE Portfolio Approach

As a district leader, please complete the following survey to help our Leadership for Innovation and School Support Divisions understanding how to best integrate our portfolio support approach.

New Resources for Leading and Learning 02/08/2011

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.