professional development

Just Do It!

I’ve been fortunate in that lots of people have given me advice over the years for my professional development. I’d like to pass on three things that have helped me, and I hope at least one or two of them will be useful to you.

January 29, 2019

EDUCATION

The future of edtech starts with a Connected Educator

I’m a teacher. Though I no longer spend each day in a classroom or on a campus, it’s there that I learned that connections—to students, families, colleagues—are vital.

October 9, 2017

EDUCATION

Professional Development for Educators is About Creating Magic

Ymasumac Marañón Davis is an educational consultant, intuitive life coach and author. This blog is the third in a series around access. All thoughts are her own.  I am often invited to visit schools that have received awards because of high ratings in their use of educational technology and as innovative learning centers. This always […]

June 26, 2017

EDUCATION

ISTE and the Digitization of Teaching

As we prepare for ISTE, digitization continues to be a hot topic.

February 19, 2017

EDUCATION

Social Learning and High-Performance Workplaces

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation forecast that by 2020, four out of 10 organizations will be displaced or cease to exist due to digital disruption. Digitalization and social trends are reshaping business like never before. New social contracts and the explosion of consumer-driven mobile devices are reframing the workplace. In addition, we have […]

September 26, 2016

EDUCATION

For Learning, It’s Not “Evolve or Die” — It’s “Collaborate and Live”

When it comes to learning, particularly at the organizational level, one of the major problems we run into is this sort of “evolve or die” mentality.

February 25, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 7. Creating videos & podcasts as IT professionals

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’ll be talking about creating videos and podcasts as IT professionals Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list of all #CiscoChampion Radio podcasts HERE. Cisco Champion SMEs John Welsh, (@samplefive), Unified Communications Engineer Ryan Adzima, @radzima, […]

April 2, 2014

DATA CENTER

#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep5: Professional Development via the Social Pyramid

In this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp of The Cloudcast) and Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell of #vBrownBag) discuss how to go from being a community member to a content creator. Grow your professional skills by watching this non-technical but highly useful talk! It’s not all internet fame and glamour: consider the commitment of time, money, and […]