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  • Teachers as Curators

    After an interesting semester of online teaching both undergrad and graduate pre-service teachers, I am intrigued by the recent discourse on digital content curation. This emerging role intersects public relations, communication and media arts, information literacy, media literacy, news literacy (and others). Currently, curation is a highly relevant topic within my current role as teacher educator. When […]

  • Come PLAY online this summer

    I am teaching a three-week intensive online course (Integrating Technology Across the Secondary Curriculum) at Montclair State U. late summer (August 11-August 28). The course will be held within Canvas and will provide participants with hands-on experiences in creating educational and instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, inquiry-based, and emphasize critical thinking. The course explores […]

  • Co-Teaching Considered

    This past week I had the privilege of conducted a brief 45-minute professional development session at a high-performing K-6 elementary school in northern New Jersey. In my initial consultation with the principal, we identified several areas of need. Yet, the one area that troubled him the most was the lack of authentic inclusion in classrooms […]

  • Media Literacy and Adolescent Health

    In 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identified health literacy as a priority area for national action in both the public and private sectors through A National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. The plan specifically identified the type of education where “students can learn to be critical thinkers and seekers of […]