Are YOU a Helicopter Professor/Teacher?

What do you do when you decide to move from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side?”  Typically, you spend a GREAT deal of time setting things up so that you can create a learning environment where students learn by researching and doing new ideas instead of listening […]

Teaching STEM Elements Using Rube Goldberg Inventions

How do we teach STEM using exciting and crazy devices like Rube Goldberg Inventions? Today I have the opportunity to share my ideas and experiences with doing just that. I will begin by introducing the facets of STEM education along with 8 essential elements for Problem-Based Learning which is the basis […]

Dr. Z’s Presentations

Looking for an opportunity to get together? I would love to have a chance to talk with you face-to-face and share your successes.  Sometimes it seems like this blog is too much one way. Over the next few months, I will be speaking throughout Iowa and even visiting Philadelphia for […]

5 Word Clouds Reveal What ISTE Standards Emphasize

Recently I was preparing for teaching my course, Leading Change Through Instructional Technology. As I was reviewing the ISTE Standards, I became interested in looking for the emphases in each of the areas identified by these standards.  It was quite obvious that addressing the teacher standards would prepare Teachers for […]