Where You Can Keep Up With Burlington Public Schools in 2015/2016

If you are like Patriots’ Head Coach Bill Belichick then you can skip this post on how to follow Burlington Public Schools through our various social media accounts.  Coach Belichick outlines his feelings clearly on social media in the short video below. However in Burlington Public Schools, we like the fact that our social media […]

A Great Site For Making Accommodations on the iPad – Burlington Blog Update (Edition 10)

The post below is actually a copy of a weekly e-mail that I send to our staff  to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog which shares the great work going on across our school district. I also try to give a quick technology tip/resource that I think would be useful. It is the tenth post in the series. […]

Mrs. Fortunato Presents At Best Practices Conference In North Carolina

I had the good fortune of attending the RTI Best Practices Institute in Wrightsville Beach, NC with a team from Burlington.  It was great to hear some well-known RTI comsultants discuss Best Practice, but the highlight was listening to Burlington Math Coach Carrie Fortunato discuss all of the things happening in our Burlington Elementary Schools […]

Keep Up To Date With Burlington Public Schools in 2014-2015

As we prepare for the start of another school year, we want to remind our Burlington Public Schools families how to keep up with all of the latest happenings from our school system.  One of the best ways to stay on top of what is happening is following the district and school blogs.  One way […]

Here Is What Area Educators Have To Say About Our Staff and Students

One of the highlights of our New England 1:1 Summit is the classroom visits where we allow our fellow educators from across New England to see our staff and students in action.  The feedback that was shared by the over 200 educators who visited classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school level was tremendous. […]

I Am Right! A Follow-up To My Rant About Online Reading

The future of books (Photo credit: Johan Larsson) On Monday, I posted some thoughts regarding an article from last week’s Washington Post that was titled Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say.  I was excited to see a rebuttal to Michael Rosenwald’s perspective by his Washington Post colleague Valerie Strauss this […]

How Staying Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success

This post first appeared on Edudemic Burlington students presenting at the recent New England 1:1 Summit  As we near the completion of our third year of being a 1:1 tablet school in Burlington, I continue to ponder what is the next step. Glancing in the rearview mirror, it is hard to believe that nearly three […]

PARCC Will Replace MCAS For Most BPS Students

This post originally appeared on Superintendent Conti’s Blog In case you missed it in the news last week, the Massachusetts Board of Education voted to accept a two-year transition plan to the PARCC assessment. The original plan to implement PARCC testing called for all Massachusetts students begin taking the new assessment in 2015, but MA Commissioner […]