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Tuesday, June 13

  1. page Cindy's Bio edited I hold my undergraduate degree in Music Education and Spanish from the University of Michigan, a Ma…
    I hold my undergraduate degree in Music Education and Spanish from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Arts in Spanish Language and Pedagogy and an Ed.S. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. I hold current Michigan teacher and administrator certifications, including a central office endorsement.
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    for six years and now am a consultant, assisting organizations, school districts, educators, parents, and students with all aspectsyears, shifting the use of technology, its integration, and technology literacy.as an add-on to the curriculum to an integrated component used in the classroom. In 2009-2010
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    and learning. In MayFrom 2012 until 2016 I accepted a positionworked as the
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    of Grand Rapids.Rapids, providing guidance and leadership for 30 schools. Today I am a consultant, assisting organizations, school districts, educators, parents, and students with all aspects of technology and information literacy, using qualitative and quantitative data for decision making, design thinking, leadership, accreditation, social media strategy and management, strategic planning, and change initiatives. It is
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    and colleagues here every day!
    An avid fan of technology, I seamlessly incorporated technology into my teaching and continue to frequently present workshops and seminars designed to teach technology skills and technology integration as well as standards-based curriculum development and assessment. My philosophy is that it really isn't about the technology, but rather the opportunities the technology provides. It is about what you can create via the technology.

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    of Foreign Languages. ILanguages and am a past President
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    Language Association and currently serve as the organization's Website Manager, taking care of the website as well as the organization's social networking communities. In 2011 I spent several weeks working with teachers in Beijing in the TIP program, and it was an amazing experience, and we collaborated to create this wiki as a resource for that institute.
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    developing countries in Latin America.where Spanish is spoken. During 2009-2010
    In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, playing piano, exploring new technologies, and being a parent to two awesome young adults.
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  2. page Cindy's Bio edited ... central office specialty endorsement. I taught high school Spanish for 13 years before ent…
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    central office specialty endorsement.
    I taught high school Spanish for 13 years before entering the doctoral program at Michigan State. I served as the Technology Media Coordinator for the Career Services and Technical Education division at Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason, MI for six years and now am a consultant, assisting organizations, school districts, educators, parents, and students with all aspects of technology, its integration, and technology literacy. In 2009-2010 I was the Conference and Communications Coordinator for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. In August 2010 I became an Instructional Technology Specialist at Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason, MI. focusing on helping teachers, administrators and other members of our school communities integrate technology into teaching and learning. In May 2012 I accepted a position as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Integration for the Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. It is a privilege, honor, and blessing to work with the many gifted educators and colleagues here every day!
    An avid fan of technology, I seamlessly incorporated technology into my teaching and continue to frequently present workshops and seminars designed to teach technology skills and technology integration as well as standards-based curriculum development and assessment. My philosophy is that it really isn't about the technology, but rather the opportunities the technology provides. It is about what you can create via the technology.
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  3. page Cindy's Bio edited ... and administrator certifications. certifications, including a central office specialty endo…
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    and administrator certifications.certifications, including a central office specialty endorsement.
    I taught high school Spanish for 13 years before entering the doctoral program at Michigan State. I served as the Technology Media Coordinator for the Career Services and Technical Education division at Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason, MI for six years and now am a consultant, assisting organizations, school districts, educators, parents, and students with all aspects of technology, its integration, and technology literacy. In 2009-2010 I was the Conference and Communications Coordinator for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. In August 2010 I became an Instructional Technology Specialist at Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason, MI. focusing on helping teachers, administrators and other members of our school communities integrate technology into teaching and learning. In May 2012 I accepted a position as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Integration for the Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. It is a privilege, honor, and blessing to work with the many gifted educators and colleagues here every day!
    An avid fan of technology, I seamlessly incorporated technology into my teaching and continue to frequently present workshops and seminars designed to teach technology skills and technology integration as well as standards-based curriculum development and assessment. My philosophy is that it really isn't about the technology, but rather the opportunities the technology provides. It is about what you can create via the technology.
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Thursday, September 17

Wednesday, July 23

  1. page twitter edited ... Why Teachers Should Try Twitter (one teacher's experience getting started with Twitter) How M…
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    Why Teachers Should Try Twitter (one teacher's experience getting started with Twitter)
    How My PLN Saved the Day- A great blog post demonstrating the value of twitter network
    Craig Kemp's favorite twitter chats - this post may help you get started.
    Tips for Getting Started Building a PLN
    1. Use the same username/ID across your online presences if possible. And choose a username that is short (10 characters or less if possible - after all, you only have 140 characters, and if someone wants to "retweet" or share what you posted, you don't want your username taking up all the space).
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    Cindy Kendall's bookmarks about Twitter on delicious
    Erin Klein has a terrific 10 minute, fast-paced video to help you get started:
    And you can always check out 50 ways to use twitter in the classroom.
    Find people to follow by visiting:
    Twitter4Teachers – find educators who are on Twitter, organized by content area
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Tuesday, July 8

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    Why Create a PLN?
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    and teaching http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3458534773/in/set-72157605083562304/d impact their teaching and learning
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3458534773/in/set-72157605083562304/Teachers become connected-
    Teachers become empowered - as they take control and responsibility of their own professional growth.
    Teachers become a model - With first hand experience on how to operate in a 21st century learning environment, teachers become equipped to demonstrate and model learning behaviors and strategies for their students
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    Twitter 101 in 30 minutes facilitated presentation:
    Why Create a PLN?
    From A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal:
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    can enhance an
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    and teaching http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3458534773/in/set-72157605083562304/d impact their
    Teachers become connected- they develop learning networks as they meet teachers with similar interests and issues
    Teachers become empowered - as they take control and responsibility of their own professional growth.
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    {connected_teacher.jpg} Image used under a Creative Commons License. Created by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano: Langwitches www.langwitches.org/blog Globally Connected Learning www.globallyconnectedlearning.com Langwitches-21st century learning and teaching http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3458534773/in/set-72157605083562304/
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    Twitter 101 in 30 minutes facilitated presentation:
    Why Create a PLN?
    From A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal:
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