This picture says it all. It feels like I have been on top of a cloud for 5040 hours. That is the exact number of hours since I last wrote a blog post here as I have been exploring, moving in and finishing other adventures.
Last fall I started doing some consulting work and blogging at Dempsey & Baxter. The staff is wonderful to work with! We have been collaborating and developing strategies for continuing to develop their online presence through various social media channels. This includes promoting the stories that make the business so special. I think school districts could learn a lot by exploring how small businesses market themselves and how they create consensus, promote creativity and encourage collaboration through social media!
I do a lot of moving both figuratively and literally. Moving along is also the work I do with the team of talented women in the federal Art in Action Program. I have been working as a specialist there assisting teaching artists, the program team, staff and teachers with issues around educational technology and sharing ideas for effective practices in arts infused instruction.
Last year the Art in Action team finished a chapter in a book called, “Using creative teaching to teach creativity” that should be published this year. Last August I was also very happy to finish the TPACK Visual Arts Student Activity Types Taxonomy with Judy Harris and Mark Hofer who are wonderful to collaborate with! Other things I have finished since my last blog post is the consulting work with the WeTeach Project, along with a couple STEAM grant projects south of Pittsburgh. In December I also finished my courses in school leadership studies and took the state exam. This is also the year I will finish my dissertation as all my coursework is now completed. In the meantime, I promise that I will not wait 6 months and 27 days to return to writing blog posts here! : )