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

From Demolition to Creation- Learning Space Update 2

As I mentioned in my first 2 posts related to our library redesign, When Form Matches Function: Redesigning Our Learning Spaces, & Updates on our Learning Space Redesign, I promised to provide updates as we go through the process of redesigning our high … 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

​​Edit, Undo, Reflect

I’m excited to share this Guest Post Written by Becky McDowell in response to a discussion in our Innovative Teaching Academy #ITA17! Life-long learner and educator, Becky McDowell, grew up and landed her first teaching job in South Dakota – 8th … 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

Digital Notebooks and Digital Portfolios in the Secondary Classroom #ITA17

Through discussions onFacebook this past week, many of you asked about students creating digital notebooks and/or portfolios The short answer is Yes!  There are a ton of platforms for our students to begin to shift to digital creation and curation … Continued

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