Finding your swing: Seven lessons IT Staff and Faculty can learn from The Boys in the Boat

(Keynote address from the 2015 NWACC IT Roundtable) University IT staff are committed to helping faculty integrate technology into their instruction. EDUCAUSE’s 2015 Top IT Issues lists “optimizing the use of technology in teaching and learning in collaboration with academic leadership, including understanding the appropriate level of technology to use” (Grajek, 2015, p. 12) as […]

Reflections on EdCamp Puget Sound

The Spring Edcamp Puget Sound was held at the Puget Sound ESD on Saturday, May 16, 2015. An Edcamp is an opportunity for teachers at all levels to come together to discuss ideas about teaching and learning that can help improve their practice. Think of it as a free day of professional development for teachers where they get […]

First EdCamp Seattle Scheduled for November 17, 2012!

Educators are lifelong learners who continually look for ways to improve their craft. National and regional conferences can be good sources for new information but can be expensive and time consuming. Enter EdCamp, a group of “unconferences” held across the country throughout the year, putting educators in control of their own learning. EdCamps have been held […]

What I tweeted about in 2011

Here is a tag cloud created with Tagxedo showing what I tweeted about in 2011.  My Twitter handle is dwicksspu.  I shared lots of links using the hashtag #mlearning as I prepared for several presentations on mobile learning.  My role as co-chair of the MacLearning.org Steering Committee had me frequently using the tag #maclearning and the […]

Professional Development Through Twitter

Seven Steps to Free and Continuous Professional Development Through Twitter Follow active and content-focused colleagues in your discipline Join a “chat” community Monitor hashtags related to your field Establish a social bookmarking account to store your “gold” Automate your social bookmarking posts Reflect on your learning Reciprocity – Give back Part of an online workshop […]