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Showcasing the “Middle” Part of the Learning Process

I‘m fortunate to be able to visit our schools on a daily basis and whenever I pass by artwork, I’m drawn in. I have a great deal of admiration for creative minds and how the arts can harness this creativity. Today, I visited the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School and came across a art display in our lobby, with photos taken during the creation process.

Often times, art projects, which take massive amounts of energy to pull off, don’t receive the attention they deserve. Even worse, projects don’t have the staying power unless they are archived “somewhere” by a photo or video.  Read more…

Luke Callahan Earns the Certified Education Technology Leader CETL Designation

Massachusetts – Luke Callahan, Director of Educational Technology for the Groton-Dunstable Regional Schools recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation by passing a rigorous certification exam.

The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Mr. Callahan has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to our K-12 school systems.  Read more…

Technology Got in the Way, but A+ for Effort

In a prior district, many moons ago, I worked with a teacher that had finagled this audio/visual setup.

A picture is worth more than a thousand words here. I almost look at this photo as a piece of art. This teacher wasn’t going to allow an aging Apple eMac computer, short cables and just a generally poor setup of equipment, ruin her lesson for the day. It is admirable and always wish there had been more financial support to purchase the proper equipment to make this set up work for the teacher. Read more…

Groton Herald: Schools To Upgrade Technology Infrastructure, Adoption & Support

On June 16th, the Groton Herald shared details of the Strategic Technology Plan I have been working on as well as the presentation made the School Committee. Below is a small excerpt from the article with a link to continue reading directly on the Groton Herald’s website. Read more…

A Wrap to the Technology Strategic Plan

After 10-months, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District’s Strategic Technology Plan has been presented to the school committee and is now complete. Our technology plan is a strong, one that will provide a guide for the district through the 2021-2022 school year. The following conclusion is a way I thought best to summarize the plan’s intent to rethink the purposes of schooling in the 21st century.  Read more…