EHS Professional Development


Marc Prensky's Teaching Digital Natives

posted Jun 17, 2011, 8:40 AM by Travis Macy   [ updated Sep 12, 2011, 11:32 AM ]

About Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning:  
“Marc Prensky’s understanding of how school-age digital natives learn underpins his prescient ‘pedagogy of partnering.’ He looks to the learner as the first consideration in the educational equation. The insightful advice and gentle guidance Marc provides classroom teachers directly assist them in moving powerful digital tools into the right hands…their students’! Marc’s understanding that the pedagogy of partnering is built on a relationship of co-learning is fundamental to the 21st-century classroom. This book looks to the future with an urgent spirit of possibility and promise!” (David Engle, Superintendent )

We'll engage in a book study throughout the fall and spring semesters of 2011-2012.  Please e-mail me if you're interested!
Discussions will occur in E-307; please see the calendar at the EHS Professional Development page on this site.  Participants do not need to read the entire book (or even the section at hand) in order to participate in a conversation; please feel free to show up anytime!
Those interested in exploring Prensky's work and furthering our conversation may be interested in checking out the files embedded here.  All credits go to the respective authors, listed in each presentation.  Thanks,, for providing the connection.

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovations Will Change the Way the World Learns

posted May 13, 2011, 6:13 AM by Travis Macy   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 7:55 AM ]

Join our book study of Christensen's Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovations Will Change the Way the World Learns.  Please let me know if you would like to read this book and (or sections of it) and discuss.

Ongoing Opportunities

posted May 12, 2011, 9:16 AM by Travis Macy   [ updated May 12, 2011, 9:25 AM ]

Shoot me an e-mail to engage in any of the following ongoing opportunities.

1. Check out one of the items linked to the left on "Resources."  Post an entry at (you'll need to become a follower first) that describes your initial reactions to the resource and possible applications (or not) for your instruction.  Discuss your posting with at least one colleague, and follow up with a discussion with me.

2. Contribute something of substance to the "Collaboration Station" page.  Speak with me ahead of time, and I'll share rights to this page with you.

Tech. Support: Flipping, Vodcasting, SMART

posted May 4, 2011, 11:51 AM by Travis Macy

EHS teachers are welcome to e-mail me ( anytime to set up time to work together on any of the topics covered on this site.  I am also trained to teach about SMART Boards and clickers.  I'll come to your room, troubleshoot your issues, and help you move forward in any way you can.

In 30 minutes of work together, we can create an effective video resource for your students.  Please feel free to use me as a resource!  

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