Congratulations Shanna Peeples – 2015 National Teacher of the Year!
April 29, 2015 – 9:15 am | No Comment

During a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House today, President of the United States Barack Obama presented the CCSSO 2015 National Teacher of the Year award to Amarillo teacher Shanna Peeples (Palo Duro High …

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Congratulations Shanna Peeples – 2015 National Teacher of the Year!
April 29, 2015 – 9:15 am | No Comment

During a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House today, President of the United States Barack Obama presented the CCSSO 2015 National Teacher of the Year award to Amarillo teacher Shanna Peeples (Palo Duro High School). Shanna will soon embark on her full-time, one-year term as the national education ambassador. SMART is honored to attend this ceremony each year and be in the presence of these outstanding educators as they are recognized in this storied setting. President Obama applauded teachers for “selling hope, sparking imaginations and opening up minds.”  “They are not just teaching formulas or phonetics,” he added. Read the full story »

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Moving Beyond Pockets of Excellence: Understanding High-Quality Use
December 15, 2014 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Moving Beyond Pockets of Excellence: Understanding High-Quality Use

In my previous blog post I shared strategies for speeding up your technology adoption, an objective so many educators and education technology leaders share. Having a speedy adoption is fantastic, provided it results in high-quality …