Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Dr. Will Show - Betting On Your Strengths with Lisa Cummings



On this episode, I hangout with Lisa Cummings - CEO of Lead Through Strengths - a strengths-based training and coaching company. 

Lisa has delivered events to over 9,000 people in 14 countries. In her signature program, Notice What Works, she helps leaders improve performance on their teams by tapping into each person’s strengths. You can see her featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes. She’s currently the CEO of a company called Lead Through Strengths. If you’ve been trying to turn your Shaquille O’Neal players into horse racing jockeys, it’s time to use their natural talents instead. Although that example sounds obvious, this misfit dynamic exists on most corporate teams today. Attend this event and learn how the weakness zone contributes to the 87% of employees who are not fully engaged at work (source: Gallup). With 20 years of experience and an MBA, the most persistent trend she sees is a lopsided focus on hard skills in the workplace. She'll help you invest in natural talents so that how your team gets things done boosts performance as much as what gets done.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Dr. Will Show - Digital Transformation with Dr. Courtney Teague



On  this episode, I hangout with Dr. Courtney Teague and chat about digital transformation in K-12 education. 

Dr. Courtney L. Teague  is the innovative and energetic mastermind behind TechTechTeach.com and is an internationally known brain-tech empowered educational consultant, speaker, educator, and presenter. She brings over 12 years of experience and a passion for excellence. Known for her work ethic and professional generosity, she views technology and new media as essentials in facilitating educational and societal change.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Dr. Will Show - FormativeTech with Monica Burns



On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I hangout with Monica Burns and we chat about her new book, "FormtiveTech" and how teachers can use technology in assessment.

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia.  Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017).

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology.

You can find out more about working with Monica, and her books and resources by visiting ClassTechTips.com.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Dr. Will Show - Rolling Out A 1:1 Digital Initiative with Hope Elliot




On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I hangout with Hope Elliot and we chat about her experiences in rolling out a 1:1 iPad and Macbook initiative.

Hope is a 21-year education veteran who was a former special education teacher and RTI Coordinator. I am now an Instructional Technology Coach for Lowndes County School District in Columbus, MS. Hope has a passion for educational technology and its integral part of education and she considers herself a life long learner. Hope is a Schoology Ambassador, Nearpod Pionear, Apple Teacher, Certified Nearpod Educator, Sophia Certified Flipped Classroom Instructor, and was Teacher of the Year for North Jefferson Middle School in Birmingham, AL. As a Instructional Technology Coach, she has played an integral part in the 1:1 initiative. She has helped create, presented on and lead the majority of the professional development for the Lowndes County School District for the last two years. Hope has presented at FETC, MECA, AETC and Tech, Teach, Learn Conferences and at the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents’ Conference on two different occasions. Hope holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership, and Special Education. Follow her or visit her website.