Friday, November 10, 2017

Presenter: Annual Conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal

Presenter Annual Conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal

Shared: Link To Slide Deck

Bridging the Experience Gap Through Engaging Professional Learning Opportunity for Educational Leaders.

School districts are silos. They are designed to look inward. They have a specific focus and work tirelessly, with little fanfare, to serve the students within their community. This often leads is to professional learning that is limited, isolating and uninspiring. Our organization seeks to create a new normal for professional learning. We seek partnerships, new and innovative ways of serving educators and in turn serve our community.

B. Purpose(s) or Objective(s) of the Presentation

  • Share the story of Connected Learning. It’s growth, it’s origin and it’s mission
  • Create bonds, connections and new possibilities with individuals and organizations in
  • our community
  • Strengthen the connected community across our region
  • Seek opportunities to partner, grow and collaborate to better serve our educators and
  • educational leaders

C. Major Content

  • Sharing the story of Connected Learning
  • Share our successes and failures
  • Share items we’re still struggling with
  • Share past learning opportunities and future learning opportunities
  • Seek partnerships to better serve our community of learnings both student and adult.

Updated Community Service: Mentor: Google Certified Innovator

Updated Community Service page

Serving as Mentor for Google Certified Innovator and their Innovator Project.

Meet the Cohort and Mentors

Updated Community Service: Mentor Education Entrepreneur

Updated Community Service Page

Serving as a Mentor for UMSL's Education Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Friday, March 31, 2017

Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter #AppleTeacher KC

Keynote: Building a Culture of YES!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Keynote and Feature Presenter at Poplar Bluff

Presented to the Poplar Bluff School District

Keynote Presentation: "Building a Culture of Yes!"

Breakout sessions:

1.  Last Year Called They Want Their Lesson Plan Back
2.  BreakoutEDU
3.  Google Timelapse
4.  Powersearching
5.  Building your PLN

Friday, October 21, 2016

Organized and Presented at the Missouri Google Summit

Organizing Team member for the Missouri Google Summit

Presented on "Using Google Timelapse"

Updated StrengthsFinder Assessment Results

Began Work as an Assistant Principal - Rockwood South Middle School

Assigned Duties

  • Teams Grade 6
  • 7th grade students A through K
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Assemblies
  • Building Security and Keys
  • Building Usage
  • Custodians
  • Drills
  • Facilities
  • Fund raisers
  • Safety Committee
  • Master Calendar
  • Renaissance Committee
  • NJHS
  • Homeless Coordinator
  • Child Nutrition Supervision
  • VICC Program
  • Field Trips
  • Transportation
  • Student Pictures
  • Yearbook
  • Lockers
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
  • Marquee Announcements
  • SSD
  • EVALUATIONS:  Science, Math, Fine Arts, Practical Arts 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Presentations for Spartanburg Technology in Two Conference

Below are the resources shared at the Spartanburg 2: Technology in Two conference held on June 2 at Boiling Springs Elementary School.

8:30 - 9:30

What Happens when they Google you?

 Presented by Dr. Chris McGee, Connected Learning

Have you ever Googled your own name? Most people have at some point, and there's a good chance your students, colleagues and future/past employers have Googled your name, too. Make sure what they find about you in Google is what you want them to find.  Whether this workshop is for you, or will serve as a unit plan for helping students create their own online presence you will learn these key facts:

1. SEARCH RESULTS. How do they work? How can I impact them?

2. SILENT DIALOGUES. What do people think when they see your results?

3. IMMEDIATE ACTION. Are people compelled to click and explore you further? How can they?

4. CONTACT. After people have Googled you, reacted and taken initial action, this is the crucial component.

It’s when you compound attraction with outreach. Because ideally, you’d like people to email, call or reach out to you in SOME way. Building an online brand is no longer an option in our digital generation, search results speak loudly, are yours saying the right thing?


9:45 - 10:45

Last Year Called They Want Their Lesson Plans Back, Transitioning your Classroom into the 21st Century 

presented by Dr. Chris McGee, Connected Learning

As teachers we plan units.  We plan units because that's the way we've always packaged our learning.  What if we did it differently?  Let's identify the things that are the problems that confine us in our units, identify key ways we can rethink packaging learning and provide amazing, unique, innovative experiences where learning is the focus and students drive classroom experiences.  Come to this session expecting to participate, be pushed and tap into amazing resources.  Last year called, they want their lesson plan back.


11 - 12

Character & Digital Citizenship in the Classroom 

presented by Dr. Chris McGee,

Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others.  Often when we get behind a keyboard, those virtues disappear.  Let’s learn more about the online space and how to provide student opportunities to learn digital citizenship in settings that are supportive to learning.


1 - 2

Tech Tools for School Leaders 

presented by Dr. Chris McGee, Connected Learning

School leaders have the difficult task of staying up to date with cutting edge learning technologies and systems, as well as leading a building.  At the core of those tasks is productivity.  This session will focus on increasing your productivity using tools and resources from the world’s top companies.  We’ll focus on managing your to-do list, email, funneling, tracking progress and the latest trends in educational technology.  Come ready to let go of old habits and build in new ideas to maximize your productivity.


Friday, March 11, 2016

METC 16 Presentations

Updated Program and Presentation Page

Presented two sessions at the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC)

Creative Formative Assessments Using Technology.  Slides below:

Shared and IGNITE talk based on my blog post:

Prompt: What if education was more like.....

My idea, Jerry Maguire!

Presented at Andrews Academy

Added to Programs/Presentations page

Presented 90 minute workshop on Creative Formative Assessment through Technology.  Slides below:

Questions or for reference please reach out to:

Joe Patterson <>

Rob Ciampoli <>

Coordinator Evaluation

Was recently evaluated for my role as a Curriculum Coordinator for Science and Social Studies.

Strengths Included:

To see the full report click here.

Kolbe B Results

Complete results located here


I am best suited for a job that ask me to "manage rapidly changing priorities, testing the waters and taking qualified risks to succeed."  I am "not ideally suited for a systematic worker who needs to act according to standard procedures, but rather for one who willingly takes calculated risks."

My current role as Curriculum Coordinator for Science and Social Studies and Educational Leader Intern for Edgar Road School uses my strengths in the following ways:

Learn more and complete your own Kolbe Assessment here:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015