Professional Development

Recent Workshops/Courses

  • Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization. University of Pennsylvania. 2018-present
  • Running Game-Based and Gamified Classrooms and Schools. Christopher Chiang (NAIS). 2019
  • Mindful Schools Certified Educator. Mindful Schools. 2017-2019
  • HyperDoc Online BootCamp. Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis. 2017
  • #IMMOOC. George Couros. 2017
  • UDL Now! Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Classrooms To Optimize Choice and Voice. Katie Novak. 2017
  • Mindful Educator Essentials. Mindful schools. 2017
  • Visible Thinking. Harvard’s Project Zero. 2016-2017
  • Instructional Agility; Re-Assessment the Right Way; Student Agency Matters. Tom Schimmer. 2016
  • Inquiry Lessons with NGSS. Paul Andersen. 2016
  • Understanding Family and Improving Parent-Teacher Relationships. Dr. Michael Thompson. 2016
  • Cyberbullying Prevention and Response. Dr. Justin Patchin. 2016
  • Using Rubrics to Improve Student Achievement; Rubric Design Lab. Jay McTighe. 2015


Professional Books Read

  • Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education by Glenn Whitman
  • Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius by Katie Martin
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

  • The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros

  • The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis

  • The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them by Richard J. Davidson

  • The Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar
  • Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings
  • The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
  • UDL Now!: A Teacher’s Monday Morning Guide to Implementing the Common Core Standards Using Universal Design for Learning by Dr. Katie Novak

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