Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Thursday, July 22, 2010

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

(10 bonus points for anyone who gets the reference in this post's title!)

As some of you may have heard, I have recently accepted a job with Hamden Public Schools, and so will be vacating my position here at CSDE in the next few weeks (August 5th is my final day with the state). Although I am very excited to work at the district level and more directly with teachers and students, it is with deep sadness that I leave the Department and the opportunity to direct programs and policies at the state level and connect with educational leaders like you.

Although at this time, it is not possible to hire a replacement for me, I am confident that our many visionary regional and district educational technology leaders will work together to continue to move our agenda forward and keep Connecticut teachers and administrators informed about relevant ed tech news and advancements.

I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded as your state educational technology director, and for the chance to collaborate with so many of you over the years. I look forward to continuing our connections, though in a different capacity, to promote uses of technology that truly make a difference in students’ educational experiences, both in school and beyond.


(After August 18th, you can reach me and my avatar at kkaplan@hamden.org.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Commission for Educational Technology Meeting - June 16th

Are you tired of final exams, graduation ceremonies, senior pranks and all the other end of year drama in your district?  Consider attending the final meeting for the year of the Commission for Educational Technology, to be held at the Legislative Office Building (next door to the Capitol) on Wednesday June 16, 2010 from 10:00-12:00 in Hearing Room 1C.

We are fortunate to have a guest presenter for this meeting – Dr. Don Leu, the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut. Don will speak and answer questions on “How the Internet Redefines Reading, Writing, and Learning: How We Must Respond to Compete in a Globalized, Online World”. As one who has followed Don’s work for several years, I can assure you that his presentation of ideas will give you a lot to think about!  

The meeting is open to the public - all are welcome.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NECC/ISTE Conference - Denver June 2010

It's coming - ISTE 2010 - June in Denver.  I am not able to attend this year :-( but I hope many of my CT colleagues will be!  Please drop me an email if you plan to attend - karen.kaplan@ct.gov.