When I started work in Goochland in 1999, I was handed a newsletter as part of my orientation packet, entitled the Technology Times. After leaving the classroom, I kept up that newsletter, to showcase changes in technology, to advertise after-school workshops, and to promote effective uses of technology in the classroom.
In the mid-2000s, we changed the format to this blog, since so many of us were then blogging as part of our district-wide initiative. Then e-mails followed. The challenge is always how to put quality information in front of our staff when we seem overloaded with so much information.
So I wanted to bring back the newsletter in an effort to showcase some of the wonderful things that are happening in our division every week. The task is steep, so we settled on a monthly publication. See our first three editions of the 2018 year, attached below. I hope this encourages a more leisurely time to consider what’s happening across the division and celebrate our innovation with new tools.