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Oct 11, 2019

Being Heroes and Changing Lives Forever

There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of children reading. That beautiful, bright-eyed face that comes up to you seeing himself or herself as a reader melts my heart. Knowing that you fostered that belief and gave that child a gift that will never stop giving is truly magical.

Results of our recent survey

Oct 04, 2019

New School Year – New Challenges: Survey Results

In September, we posted a survey in the Teaching4Tomorrow blog asking two questions:

1. What was your biggest back-to-school challenge?

2. What is your most effective way to communicate with your parent community?

Teaching Requires Creativity

Sep 27, 2019

What College Couldn't Teach Me About Being a Teacher

Teacher Trevor Muir discusses the stigma that teachers are merely deliverers of content, but the truth is that the work of a successful teacher takes immense creativity.

Top 5 Resources August 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Our Top Resources in August 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August

Sep 13, 2019

New School Year – New Challenges

School has been in session for a couple of weeks now and we’d love to hear how your year is going. What’s your biggest back to school challenge? What have you found to be the best way to reach out your parent community? Tell us about it in this quick survey. We will compile the results and post about it in a future blog.

Women Leaders and Well-being

Sep 06, 2019

A Vision for You

In July, Big Deal Media hosted its inaugural well-being and leadership summit Power Trip™ for women district leaders. Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning, outlined five major themes for more effective leadership and personal growth in her keynote, “A Vision for You.”

Top 5 Resources this July

Aug 30, 2019

Our Top Resources in July 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in July.

Jul 26, 2019

The Journey Towards Future-Ready – Part II

In a previous blog, we heard Dr. Jill Siler, Superintendent of Gunter ISD (Texas), share her framework to move towards being more future-ready. The first post focused on envisioning your future in a way that was both thoughtful and strategic, as well as grounded in theory and practice. This post will continue discussing how to elevate expectations and foster a culture necessary to accomplish the work, to equip people to be successful in innovative practices, and to start thinking about how to extend our learning in the future.


Top 5 Resources June 2019

Jul 19, 2019

Top 5 Resources in June 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.

Is Your District Future Ready?

Jul 12, 2019

The Journey Towards Future-Ready

Every district is on a journey. The incredible part of serving as a superintendent is having the privilege to help guide that journey based on what students need to be successful. When I came to Gunter ISD seven years ago, our students and staff were highly successful (test scores, extracurricular success, college-entry, etc.) yet our students, staff, and school community yearned for something more. At the same time, districts across the nation were launching technology initiatives, from BYOD to 1:1 with a multitude of devices. We were largely unable to journey down that path at the time due to a number of challenges. This shaped our journey immensely.

Top 5 May 2019

Jun 21, 2019

The Top 5 Resources in May 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.

Jun 14, 2019

Communicate – Collaborate – Create: Preparing Students for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist

In addition to communicating with humans and machines, tomorrow's jobs will require employees to collaborate with their fellow co-workers, as well as the machines that will be working side by side with our employees. By offering high tech learning environments, we will ensure our students have the skills and comfort level to collaborate with both humans and robotics in the workplace. 

Check out the latest K-12 ebook

Jun 07, 2019

Watch This to See What's Inside Our Latest K-12 eBook

Looking for the best teaching and learning tools? Find them in our latest edition of the K–12 Book of Technology. Watch this video to find out more.

Teaching and Creativity Go Hand in Hand

May 24, 2019

Engaging Teaching is About Flexing Our Creative Muscles

Sir Ken Robinson once said in a TED Talk that "Teaching is creative profession."

I love that line. 

Because of systems in place, as well as cultural stereotypes, and Mrs. Crabapple from The Simpsons, it is very easy to believe that teachers are just walking textbooks, or playback machines, or mindless dictators (ok, maybe I can be a little dictatorish sometimes). But these descriptions are limiting, because at the heart of teaching is creativity.

May 17, 2019

Our Top Five Resources in April 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.

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