What I wanted to share with you, however, is the actual evidence of breaking down the barriers of isolation - teachers taking what they see on The Literacy Hub and incorporating it into their own classroom practice. To this I respond, "WOW! This is what I'm talking about!"
When I was at The Beach the other day, Ms. Orr showed me how she was super impressed and inspired by Ms. Anderson's Word Tree at the NES. She had actually printed the pictures off of the website and was coming up with a creative way to do a similar thing in her own room. She was very animated when she showed me how she had done this and shared with me how she was going to incorporate it in her own way.
So... this is what it's really all about - seeing good practice around the district and using what you need and/or want to improve your own professional practice. And it is through this approach that we will inevitably come together in a new and unique way - a way that can connect us through technology... a way that diminishes the limitations of geography and time.
I took a picture of her print-offs to show you how Ms. Orr has exemplified this process of miyo wahkohtowin here at NEA. My hope is that all of you are finding ways to learn from and be inspired by your peers because there is some really impressive work being done here in our schools and classrooms.
Have a great weekend everybody.