As a technology leader over the course of the last 17+ years, I rarely if ever have opted to totally disconnect for more than a day. Two years ago over a long weekend, we took the family to Sebastopol California and discovered we were out of range of cell for two days and to our […]Read more "GUEST POST VIA @tr_bo: Offline- adventures in real time"
Start here: Crazy Fun Pics/Vid’s For those of us who attend conferences one, two, or many times throughout the year, the real Takeaway is often the relationships created and the opportunity to breathe just a little bit away from the daily grind. I am not a conference junkie by any stretch. For my own professional […]Read more "Guest Blog via @tr_bo: What I learned from Fall CUE"
A highlight of the Makerfaire this past May 2018 was this talk: Meet Scratch at its inception from a users perspective: Making art with Scratch allows for collaboration. Remixing in Scratch is a powerful element. Scratch is an online community, not just a coding program. Ipzy Studio offers other creators her artwork. She created a […]Read more "GUEST BLOG POST: @tr_bo Scratch 3.0 Coming Soon"
In January 2017 while we were bombarded with daily news of negative imagery across our country I attended a full day MakeyMakey certification training that restored my positive outlook. During this training Tom Heck from MakeyMakey he shared a concept that I latched onto and have not stopped since. He saw an opportunity for using MakeyMakey in special ed classrooms serving […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: The Power of Partnerships: Part Three"
I am a strong proponent of empowering staff. There are many low-cost opportunities to do just that. Let me focus on staff meetings. Often as leaders, we believe we have to guide the experience in the conversation by presenting a robust agenda, interactive experiences, and opportunities for conversation. I often try to challenge myself to […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: Leaders- Step Aside"
Some of the most meaningful partnerships will take years to fully be realized. In my first year as the Chief Technology Officer in Dublin Unified, I had the opportunity to work alongside the Director of Facilities Kim McNeely. In our first introductory meeting, we immediately hit it off as we discovered that we were approaching […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: The Power of Partnerships: Part Four"
I have been a district administrator for more than 14 years. In four different districts, I have been a part of systems change efforts with a variety of teams and skill levels. Every district, just like every school site, has its own unique culture. From office staff to kitchen staff, noon duty supervisors, bus drivers, […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: What’s Your Intention?"