Giving the Gift of ‘Time’ Through Authentic and Purposeful Innovation

  I’m honored and excited to share this guest post written by Dr. Marc Bertrando, Superintendent of Schools for the Garnet Valley School District. Dr. Bertrando is entering his 27th year in public education. He began his career teaching 7th … Continued

Final Form- A Future Ready Library

Revisiting the Areas & Their Function So, as promised…a final look at our last main space in the district that we have designed, our Garnet Valley HS Library.  For the complete WHY, HOW and WHAT Elementary & Middle spaces, as … Continued

Broken Crayons Still Color

Our 5 year olds are obsessed with Legos.  We are not sure what really started it…and to pin point when I would just have to look back at when our bank account balance started dropping on a bi-weekly basis :-). … Continued

How to Host Your First Twitter Chat

So a teacher from China, a Principal from Spain, a Headmaster from Praug, and an educational consultant from Texas walk into a bar…not quite sure what happened at the bar…however the 1 meeting that is more likely to happen than … Continued

Updates on our Learning Space Redesign!

As I mentioned in my first post related to our library redesign, When Form Matches Function: Redesigning Our Learning Spaces, I promised to provide updates as we go through the process of redesigning our high school library. During the last week … Continued

Sometimes You Have to Go Slow to Go Fast

  To just simply say that change is a constant would be an understatement, and Education is no exception.  I can look back over the past 18 yearsI’ve been in the profession and rattle off a number of different initiatives that … Continued

Managing Change in School

I am excited to share this guest post by Seonaid Davis, who is the Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning at Havergal College a K-12 Anglican girl’s school in Toronto (http:www.havergal.on.ca).  She has taught math and science at all grade levels … Continued

Put Simply, It’s About Purpose

This post started as an answer to the #ITA17 Week 7 Question: What strategies have you used (or plan on using) to implement technology with purpose?  Then just got away from me… When I first began using technology in the classroom … Continued

When Form Matching Function: Redesigning Our Learning Spaces

During the introduction for the Shark Tank pitch that was about to happen as part of our Summer Creative Problem Solving Academy, an incoming 6th grader (whose team was pitching a full redesign for an ELA classroom), began with the … Continued

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees and Saying Thanks

Sometimes it is easy to get lost in the day to day of the work we do…the grind. For the past few years, Garnet Valley has been working towards becoming a Future Ready School District.  This means continuously looking at … Continued

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