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Why a Winter LATIC Cohort Can Be a Transformational Win!

I’m often asked, “When is the best time to start a cohort of teachers designing Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms with you?” My answer is always, “There is no best time; different times have their advantages.” An eight-day summer workshop is critical (coupled with a leadership session). In thirty years of working to transform classrooms and educators’ […]

LATIC: A Four-Year Transformational Process

Happy 30th LATIC anniversary to me! I’ve been working with teachers and administrators to design Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms promoting student engagement, empowerment, and efficacy for thirty years now. While my thinking on various structures and strategies and our approach to professional development has evolved over the years, something that has remained constant has been the […]

Transformational vs. Transactional Learning

Whether in the classroom or teachers’ professional development, the instructional goal should be transformational learning rather than transactional learning. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Transaction: “an occurrence in which [something] is passed from one person … to another” Transformation: “a complete or major change in someone’s … appearance, form, etc.” Much of today’s instruction, whether […]