How Will You…?

How will you make the world a better place? How will you let every person that you meet know that they matter? How will you share your passion? How will you spread your joy? Life is precious. Lives matter. I want to bring passion and joy to whatever I do. It’s refreshing. It’s hard to do…

Potential

The greatest part about it being a new year is the potential. Resolutions are made to change habits or introduce new ones. Expectations are set or raised. And we make plans to implement these things because it’s a new year and it has potential. For me, I have been hesitant to write anything down because…

Building My House – Reflecting on 2014

I started as the eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison at the Nebraska Department of Education in June 2013. This was a new position on a new team – Network, Education, and Technology (NEaT) – and I got to create it as I went. The first couple of months were really rough because no one…

Connections

Connections. I have used this word so many times this past month. But it really comes down to the connections. This month has been full of travel in my own state and out. When I reflect on the month as a whole, I can’t help but think about the people that I got to meet…

CoffeeEDU Nebraska

Nothing makes my heart more happy than to see educators getting together for a cup of coffee and some conversation about education…especially when these educators do so at 6:30 AM! Nebraska had its very first CoffeeEDU on Wednesday, September 17 in Omaha and people actually came! 12, in fact. This meetup is a new model…

Moral Imperative to Share

As part of the NeBooks Project, I have been working with Westside High School and the Institute for Holocaust Education to develop several iBooks of Holocaust survivors that reside in Nebraska. The survivors are continuing to age, and it is the goal to capture their stories in a way that will continue with future generations. Throughout…

Impromptu Session

The Nebraska English Language Arts standards have been revised and are open for public comment. You can read through them here: http://goo.gl/mUWiix This is the time for ALL Nebraska educators to have their say in the standards…even you content-area teachers that don’t think you teach English Language Arts! The Nebraska Director of English Language Arts,…