Professional projects provide opportunities  to work with peers in a collaborative atmosphere while accomplishing a larger task for the benefit of others.  Projects like those shown below are the result of such collaborative efforts.




FLEXIBLE 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT



EMPOWER LEARNING INITIATIVE





In April of 2014, the Muskego-Norway schools will host a Leadership Symposium in collaboration with Google for the state of Wisconsin.  This day of collaboration will focus on best practices from 1:1, shared cart, and BYOD implementations of Chromebooks, tablets and Google Apps for Education will include keynote presentations, an expert panel discussion, student led discussions surrounding PBL, site visits and Google's vision for education.  Link to information on project.



1:1 Initiative with Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks



STAR DENAmbassador Learning Group

As the project lead for the Discovery Education STAR DEN Ambassador Program for the school district, I am working with a group of educators to learn and explore the elements of Discovery Education use in the classroom including Discovery Education Techbook, Discovery Education Plus and Discovery Education Assessment as it supports learning in the classroom and the 1:1 Initiative.  Through learning sessions both in-person and online Educators will become Ambassadors, leading the charge to change education with integrated media in their classrooms.
                   



Collaborated with Director of Technology to plan, write and launch the Muskego-Norway Information and Technology Plan.  This included not only the plans but supporting in the presentation and approval of the Board of Education in 2013.  


Been for Education
       


Working with software developers to consult on the launch and exploration of a safe, social bookmarking and web path exploring tool being launched as a Google Chrome Extension as a member of the Been Ambassador Teacher program.  Through this experience I have assisted the developers through explorations with students and teachers as well as collaboration and connections with colleagues through media such as webinars, hangouts, conference calls, etc.