Posts By: Esra Murray

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Are You Prepared For ISTE 2019?

“Bold Educators Activate Change.” What a tagline for #ISTE19 Conference, held in Philadelphia this year from June 23-26! I look forward to this event every year, it’s my outlet to feed my teaching soul, empower my learning mind, and ignite my bursting heart for the year ahead.The city of Philadelphia. I cannot imagine a more complementary destination than this year’s location for the purpose of the conference- the city of “Brotherly Love”, the city of American Independence, the city of unique culinary adventures…

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ISTE Frame of Mind: Five Tips to Prepare for This Year’s Conference

By Esra Murray

…When I talk with colleagues who are planning to attend ISTE for the first time, I give the following five tips to manage one of the most amazing roller-coaster rides that they will experience, both professionally and personally:

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Top Reads to Kick Start Your School Year

By Esra Murray, Teacher at ISD

Thank you for joining us in our ongoing quest for revised ways to impact lives of 21st century learners. In our earlier post Top Summer “Recharge, Refresh & Refuel” Reads for Educators, we listed the first five books that are destined to reshape the way you think about teaching, learning and innovation, or at least validate our amazing work as educators. This week, we have another five phenomenal books that urge us to delve deeper into the behavior and attitude of learners and define the meaning of a true global learner.

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Top Summer “Recharge, Refuel, Refresh” Books for Educators – Part 1

By Esra Murray, Teacher at ISD

As a lifelong learner, an educator dedicated to improving my craft and a mom of twin boys, I have learned that I have to be thoughtful in how I invest in my time. I am always on the lookout for summer reading materials that will not only help me grow me as a learner, but also provide concrete tools for my classroom, actionable strategies for my learners, and some peace-of-mind that I am doing a decent job in raising my always curious boys. In this two-part series, I will share with you some of the most refreshing books out there that will recharge your thinking on innovation, global-mindedness and social-emotional awareness.

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Trending at #ISTE2016

By Esra Murray, Teacher at ISD

With so many new ideas and technologies to choose from, what are the big ideas educators should focus on for the 2016-17 school year? Here are my top five take-aways from ISTE 2016 both as an attendee and presenter: