Always Learning

Be intentional about making time to learn ~ George Couros

I love learning! In order to keep evolving and growing, I enjoy going to conferences, participating in Twitter conversations, reading, and taking courses. I thought it would be a good idea to keep track of my learning by making a list. So, since I am always learning, I will continually update this page as necessary!

Conferences and Courses:

  1. edcampphilly (Spring, 2011)
  2. edcampNYC (Fall, 2011)
  3. teachmeetnj
  4. TEDxNYED x 2
  5. CompSci101 from Stanford via coursera (Spring 2012)
  6. PLPLive12 (September 2012)
  7. Connected Coaching e-course Spring, 2012
  8. K12 Online 2012
  9. ADVIS technology conference featuring Marc Prensky on Digital Wisdom, November 2012
  10. #ETMOOC (Educational Technology and Media Open Online Course) January 2013
  11. Leadership for Learning EDAD 5301 Temple University Spring, 2013
  12. EDAD 5304 Temple University, Summer 1 2014
  13. American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice, Penn GSE MOOC, February 2015
  14. TEDxPhilly at Temple University, May 2015
  15. Contagious: How Things Catch On, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, January 2016
  16. Introduction to Marketing, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Coursera, January 2016
  17. Google Educator Level 1 Certification Boot Camp from Kiker Learning, April 11.12. 2016
  18. EDU4528 Standards Aligned Curriculum and Instruction, Rosemont College, Fall 2016
  19. EDU4545 Supervision and Evaluation, Rosemont College, Spring 2017
  20. Positive Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Coursera, March 2017
  21. EDU4540 Legal Requirements and Implications in Special Education, Rosemont College, May 2017
  22. Positive Psychology: Martin Seligman’s Visionary Science; Course 1 of 5 in the Positive Psychology Specialization via Coursera, September 2018
  23. Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions; Course 2 of 5 in the Positive Psychology Specialization via Coursera; September 2018
  24. Positive Psychology: Character, Grit, and Research Methods; Course 3 of 5 in the Positive Psychology Specialization via Coursera; October 2018
  25. Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills; Course 4 of 5 in the Positive Psychology Specialization via Coursera; November 2018
  26. Positive Psychology Specialization Project: Design Your Life for Well-being; Course 5 of 5 in the Positive Psychology Specialization via Coursera; December 2018
  27. The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism from Share my Lesson and Facing History; March 2019
  28. The Race Institute, November 6-8 2019
  29. Creating Cultures of Thinking. Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, February 24-May 24, 2020
  30. Remote Learning 101, June 23-
  31. Coaching Innovation from Global Online Academy, July 13-24

Recent Professional Development Books:

  1. Fair isn’t Always Equal, Rick Wormeli
  2. Stop Stealing Dreams, Seth Godin
  3. Who Owns the Learning, Alan November
  4. The Connected Educator: Powering Up, Introduction by Will Richardson, Foreword by Shelly Nussbaum Beech, stories by Voices from the Learning Revolution
  5. #EdJourney, Grant Lichtman
  6. Digital Leadership, Eric Sheninger
  7. Professional Development That Sticks, Fred Ende
  8. Teach Like a Pirate, Dave Burgess
  9. Building School 2.0, Chris Lehmann
  10. The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, Lead a Culture of Creativity, George Couros
  11. The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor
  12. The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt
  13. Doing School, Denise Pope
  14. Empower, AJ Juliani & John Spencer
  15. Not Light, But Fire, Matthew R. Kay
  16. Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL, George Couros and Katie Novak
  17. The Little Book of Lykke, Meik Wiking
  18. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
  19. Creating Cultures of Thinking, Ron Ritchart
  20. Making Thinking Visible, Ron Ritchart
  21. How to Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi


  1. Access Abilities with iPad: Designing for All Learners Webinar, Friday, June 26, 2020
  2. American University Summer Institute on Education, Equity, and Justice: Uplifting Women & Girls of Color Through Anti-Racist Pedagogy, Practice, & Policy Student Panel Discussion: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls of Color, June 22 & Culturally Responsive Learning Environments for Black Girls in the Digital Age, June 23
  3. Using HyperDocs for Equity, June 23
  5. Empowering Students in Distance Learning Environments with John Spencer, 04/22/2020
  6. Teaching the Civil War Through a New Lens: Live Q&A with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr, 01/29/2020
  7. Using Powerful Teaching to Remember and Thrive (DITCH Summit), 1/7/2020
  8. Mitigating Implicit Bias: Creating Equitable and Just Leaders, Kirwan Institute, 11/19/19
  9. Ed Current: Innovate Inside the Box 10/29/19
  10. Blindspots in Teacher Professional Development Online Summit from EdWeek 10/24/19
  11. How Difficult Can This Be- The F.A.T City Workshop, Richard Lavoie, 10/22/2019

  12. Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy 10/15/19
  13. The Best Kept Secret in Learning: Executive Function 10/2/19
  14. Getting It Right: Authoring Equity for All Students 9/26/19
  15. Creating Fun AND Instructive Learning Centers 9/24/19
  16. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Strategies So All Learners Are Seen and Understood 9/23/19
  17. Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning 11/5/18
  18.  7 Best Practices and Pitfalls of Professional Development 9/25/16

1 thought on “Always Learning

  1. Debra, are you on Linked in? I use Goodread for posting most of my books, but am now using the Amazon feature on LI to share profession books. You’ve gone to many wonderful conferences!

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