|Me when I realized that my presentation was in danger!|
|If I only inspired one kid in my career, it's|
moments like this that make it worth it!
My presentation on Sunday morning was on a topic and in a format that I had never done before. I organized my presentation as a roundtable discussion amongst teacher leaders and administrators on how to bring tech-newbies and tech-resisters into the fold at our schools and districts. I created a document that allowed for attendees to add ideas of things that has worked for them and things that could potentially work. It was a shame that the session was only an hour; we had to cut off in the middle of a great conversation. There are a lot of great things going on in schools throughout my district and in the districts that were represented by attendees. You can check out some of their ideas on the shared document from the session.
|I've proved that I know the tools, my |
video needs to better demonstrate it!
The closing for the event was a keynote from Charity Helman (her first, I believe!) on failure. She highlighted how throughout her life, she has endured what most people would refer to as failures, only to rise to where she is today as a wife, a mother, an educator, Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer, and a presenter for EdTechTeam Summits. She emphasized that if you allow a failure to dictate, then you will indeed be a failure. But if you can analyze the failure, learn from it, and make changes, you too can do amazing things.
It was so great to learn from great people, see good friends that I don't get to see often enough and make plans to see each other again. I am going to apologize now if I miss a name, but some of those great people are Jeff Heil, Emily Fitzpatrick, Joanne Schmutz, Craig Statucki, Tina Statucki, Snehal Bhakta, Lucas Leavitt, Nick Park, Dennis Jarrell, Donnie, Michelle, Charity, Pear Deck, Soundtrap, and the EdTechTeam. I look forward to the next time we meet!
Until next time...