Creating Community Through Professional Learning

In recent years, professional learning has been getting a bad rap for being ineffective and irrelevant.  Considering the amount of money spent on professional learning, this is somewhat alarming. I am lucky to be in a district where the leaders have already begun working on shifting the paradigm, offering a variety of choices during biannual district-wide … Continue reading Creating Community Through Professional Learning


I'll be attending the TxDLA conference next week where I will have the honor of assisting my graduate instructors with their presentation.  If you are there and wish to find out more about COVA, check us out. 


While spending some time reading about significant learning environments, I attempted to engage in some dialogue with other teachers and administrators about shifting learning environments on campus. After a few encounters, it became obvious to me that there was a significant disparity in how people defined this term “learning environment.” Most thought I was only … Continue reading CSLE