Here are some useful websites
jillspencer.net Jill Spencer is an outstanding author, workshop leader, and instructional coach who often co-facilitates with Chris. Contact us about special rates for bringing in a team to work with your school or district!
Middle Level Education Resources
www.amle.org The Assiciation fo Middle Level Education is the largest international organization focusing on educating young adolescents aged 10-14. Their website is filled with current resources including research summaries, videos, articles, tools, and books for creating, supporting, and sustaining effective educational settings for this age group.
www.middleweb.com Middleweb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, policy makers, and supporters of effective education for middle grades. It is the home of the Middleweb Listserv archives, a searchable database of ongoing conversations among middle level educators from all over the world over a 10 year period.
http://brightfutures4me.wordpress.com The Bright Futures blog is the offical site of Maine's Middle Level Education Commission Report. It is updated each week by the Bright Futures Partnership. Check it out and post a comment!
Here's a link to a diary covering the first full year of Maine's historic 1:1 laptop project.
Here's a link to a diary covering one year in the life of a middle school principal in Freeport Maine.
Here's a link to an article written for principals about things to keep in mind when launching 1:1 learning with technology: Ten Lessons Learned: Considerations for School Leaders When Implementing One-To-One Learning.
Here's an blog - interview of Chris by Maine technology integrator Brad Edwards.
Here's a NAESP article about building effective school leadership teams written with colleagues Jill Spencer and Kerry Bailey. A PDF will download when you click below.