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Regional EdTech Cadre - Pendleton, Oregon
Teachers sharing with Teachers! 
We are two instructional coaches from InterMountainESD in Pendleton, Oregon that work with our regional teachers to continue to improve their craft and engage their students with or without technology.   Both of us have spent more than a decade in the classroom, each at different levels and enjoy sharing what we do with others.  Our goal with this blog is to share all the great things we have the benefit of seeing and build the bridge of ideas between classrooms.

Besides this blog and resources, we offer professional development opportunities (afterschool, inservice, staff meeting), provide instructional coaching, facilitate learning walks and peer walkthroughs, lead regional technology cadres, present at conferences, and much more.  Links to past workshops and conference sessions can be found on the tab above.

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Joe Buglione   joe.buglione@imesd.k12.or.us
Heidi Paullus  heidi.paullus@imesd.k12.or.us

Twitter       @h20drifter        @heidipaullus


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