Reflections on TCEA 2018 from Teaching & Learning

Reflections on TCEA 2018 from Teaching & Learning

The annual Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) conference is the highlight of the conference season for thousands of educators throughout the state of Texas and nationally. The Round Rock ISD Directors of Professional Development, Library Services,...
Informal and Powerful Learning at EdCamp Round Rock ISD

Informal and Powerful Learning at EdCamp Round Rock ISD

This post was written by Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Ryan Smith. Learn more about him at his blog and connect with Ryan by following him on Twitter. The power of the participant-driven learning model came clear recently at EdCamp Round Rock when I...
No More Shushing in the Library

No More Shushing in the Library

This post was written by Union Hill Elementary Librarian Shannon Houston. Learn more about her library on its website and learn more about Shannon by following her on Twitter. What do you picture when you hear the word library? Aside from a room of books, what do you...
Gratitude Abounds at Laurel Mountain Elementary

Gratitude Abounds at Laurel Mountain Elementary

Laurel Mountain is a school for talent development, joyful learning, and creative innovation where everyone teaches, learns, contributes, and makes decisions.   On Friday, November 10th, our students, and staff contributed to a special event to show our gratitude to...
Three Ideas I Got Wrong a Decade Ago

Three Ideas I Got Wrong a Decade Ago

This post originally appeared on my personal blog at ryansmith.blog I love the question, “What big idea have you changed your mind about over the last ten years?” I’ve asked it in countless interviews professionally and enjoyed hearing people answer it in numerous...