Policy and Practice


Recap: Robyn Howton’s EdWeek Webchat

July 2nd, 2015

Author: Sophie Lin

Last Tuesday, Robyn Howton, Rodel Teacher Council member and English teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in Brandywine School District, together with Wendy Drexler, ISTE Chief Innovation Officer, hosted a live webchat on Education Week to discuss the recent article “Why Technology is not Transforming Education.” Benjamin Herold, who wrote...

Letters from ISTE 2015: Tuesday

June 30th, 2015

Author: Rachel Wiggans Chan

Greetings from #ISTE2015! This week, more than 20,000 educators, industry leaders, and general education technology gurus have descended upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. A few of the highlights so far: FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel...

In Case You Missed It: Robyn Howton, Mt. Pleasant High in EdWeek

June 10th, 2015

Author: Rachel Wiggans Chan

  More exciting news from the Rodel Teacher Council! Earlier this week, RTC member Robyn Howton was featured in the cover story of EdWeek’s annual special report, “Technology Counts,” which covers a large host of issues related to technology in education. The cover story by Ben Herold--“Why Ed Tech is Not Transforming How...

Your Brain is Like a Muscle: Teaching Growth Mindset in a Delaware Classroom

June 4th, 2015

Author: Rachel Wiggans Chan

I recently had the chance to sit in on Mt. Pleasant High School teacher (and Rodel Teacher Council member) Robyn Howton’s class. She presented a lesson on growth mindset to students in Mt. Pleasant’s AVID program. The lesson was developed by Khan Academy and Stanford University’s PERTS research center, with some tweaks by Robyn to suit her...