Category Archives: Conference Presentations

Coming Out of Hibernation with #SHC13 Think Tank!

Those of you that have had a baby will understand when I say that I’ve been in hibernation.  It’s not that I’ve been sleeping my days away, in fact I get less sleep now than I ever have.  My hibernation … Continue reading

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Connecting Comprehension and Technology

You may have noticed our lack of posts lately.  There are two good reasons for that.  1) Mini Literacyspark has been keeping Katie very busy.  2) We’ve been writing a book.  Whaaaaaat!?  Yes, it’s true.  We’ve strayed out of the … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy…

Hi Friends! Happy 2013! This post in an apology for not being present on the blog for the past few months and a public commitment to make my practice more visible in the coming days. This has been a challenging … Continue reading

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Why you should have attended Poetry Olio last night

The IRA convention has been full of amazing people, ideas, and exchange of thought. But the learning doesn’t end at 5:45! Last night we had the opportunity to attend our first ever Poetry Olio, a poetry slam like event featuring … Continue reading

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It’s here!  The 57th Annual International Reading Association convention in Chicago, IL.  Things have been so busy lately it really just crept up on us.  But now that it’s here I’m really excited.  I have yet to pour through the … Continue reading

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ICE 2012

What a week!  Thank you to the Illinois Computing Educators conference team for planning and hosting a tremendous event!  Thanks to all who attended our session, Transforming Classrooms with the iPad.  Katie, Carolyn and I appreciated your enthusiasm and support!  … Continue reading

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Are you in the Chicagoland area and planning on attending the ICE conference in St. Charles this week?  Kristin and I will be presenting with our technology coordinator and Apple Distinguished Educator Carolyn Skibba.  We’ll be doing an iPad presentation … Continue reading

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