Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 2 - Flipping PD)

By Dr. Will

Today's guest was Jennifer Carey. She is the Director of Educational Technology at Ransom Everglades, a blogger, and expert voice on Twitter. In this episode we chatted about flipping professional development.  

Jen's blog can be found at, and you can find her on Twitter at @TeacherJenCarey. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 1- The Connected Educator)

By Dr. Will

Today I launched the start of my new interview show titled: Dr. Will. What makes this show different from my past shows is that viewers will get me unfiltered and free from my @peoplegogy brand. This show is about me "hanging out" with educators I admire. Tune in every week for a new episode. 

My first guest was Dana Ariss, an innovative, connected educator from Alberta, Canada. I connected with Dana on Twitter, and wanted her to be my first guest, because she is so enthusiastic and doing some amazing things with her students. Please check out her blog and give her a shout on Twitter

Monday, March 3, 2014


By Dr. Will

Edcamps are (unconferences) where educators come together to connect, discuss, and share ideas about what they're doing in their classrooms. There's no set schedule, no list of presenters, and no PowerPoint presentations. There is, however, a communal spirit and a focus on learning and collaboration.

On March 1, 2014, Mississippi hosted its first Edcamp in Jackson, MS. This was my first unconference, and I was excited to learn with such a group of forward-thinking educators. Though we didn't get the turnout we expected, the experiences we had couldn't have been scripted any better in a movie.

What I enjoyed most about Edcampjxnms was the feeling of being part of something bigger. All of us were there because we believe in the power of connected learning and the possibilities that exist in using technology to transform education.

I must thank the sponsors and all of the  companies who donated door prizes and swag. We cannot thank you enough for your contributions. The list of sponsors are as follows: 

  • Dave Burgess
  • CSpire Wireless
  • Atomic Learning
  • ASCD
  • Flocabulary
  • Edmodo
  • ClassDojo
  • WriteAboutThis and TellAboutThis
  • LessonPix
  • PLP Network
  • Techsmith
  • Krystle Rowry (
  • Lemuria Bookstore

Special shout out to Applebee's and Chick-Fil-A for providing us with nourishment.

Check out the digital scrapbook from Edcampjxnms.

About the author: Dr. Will is an instructional technologist for Hattiesburg Public School District in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated from Capella University, and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management where he specialized in digital leadership and using social media to individualize the professional learning needs of teachers. Prior to becoming an instructional technologist, Dr. Will worked as a social media strategist. His expertise is in using social and digital tools to facilitate an array of connected learning experiences. This blog, Peoplegogy, was born out of his mission to explore and share the educational applications of web 2.0 tools.