Seminar

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Since I returned many people have asked many questions. At the Department’s State Office I have conducted a couple of seminars – they could go for half an hour, but so far interest has been such that we’ve always¬†been fully … Continue reading

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xsel

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I have spent time this week in the company of teachers and students from the xsel virtual selective high school.¬†Barbara Bannister, Teaching and Learning Technology Officer from the school acted as my guide. Students and teachers from all over western … Continue reading

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AASA

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AASA conference Los Angeles The American Association of School Administrators is a major professional association for district superintendents. This a big conference held in a different city each year. District Superintendents are the equivalent of NSW School Education Directors. In … Continue reading

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Eugene and Portland

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These are beautiful small cities. Eugene has the university and a gorgeous river, the Willamette. Portland has restaurants, clothes and style. They are both set in a spectacular Oregon landscape. There is a better version below which is at least … Continue reading

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The Spruce Goose

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I was leafing through a tourist brochure in my hotel and noticed the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum was just up the road and is the current home of Howard Hughes’ giant wooden aeroplane. If you know me you’ll know … Continue reading

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University of Oregon

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Today I visited the university of Oregon and spoke with professor Yong Zhao. He was generous with his time. It was a conversation where he fired ideas so rapidly I could barely keep up. He has an ability to use … Continue reading

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Providence

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Providence reminds me of Perth in Scotland. I’ll let the images speak for themselves. Dinner tonight Me: Um I think I’ll have small serving of the buffalo wings please. Waitress: Would you like ranch or blue cheese with that? Me: … Continue reading

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