Six Lessons from Google & What Music Teachers Can Learn from Them

I hope those of you who follow this blog are not tired of hearing about the Google Innovator Academy. It was easily the highlight of my professional career! The lessons I learned and friendships I made are some that will stay with me for a lifetime. That’s why it’s so easy and enjoyable to write about. But not to worry, I will continue to add more music specific content this summer along with details about … Continue reading “Six Lessons from Google & What Music Teachers Can Learn from Them”

#ISTE19 Top Ten

As a music teacher, have you ever considered attending the ISTE conference? ISTE stands for the International Society for Technology in Education. While I have attended my state technology conference several times, this was my first time at ISTE. It did not disappoint! Held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, the conference boasted 1,900 sessions and over 16,000 attendees. There were some great take-aways for educators – even music educators! I could not possibly recap everything … Continue reading “#ISTE19 Top Ten”

#GoogleEI and Music Teacher Balance

In ten days we will travel to London, not only to enjoy some time away but also for me to attend the Google Innovator Academy! Since being accepted into the academy seven weeks ago I have been getting to know the other members of my cohort online and working on my innovator challenge. When the infamous “innovator box” arrived in the mail the fun was taken up a notch! We had to work together, 36 … Continue reading “#GoogleEI and Music Teacher Balance”

The Adventure Begins -#GoogleEI

This has been an exciting few weeks: last Tuesday I found out I had been accepted into the Google Innovator program and will travel to London this summer to attend the Innovator Academy! This was my second time applying to the program, after not being accepted in 2018, and I am beyond excited to take part! For those new to the Google Certifications, the Certified Innovator Program is the top educator certification offered by Google. … Continue reading “The Adventure Begins -#GoogleEI”