I’ve been busy, but I’m not complaining!
Truthfully, I’m always busy, but this winter has been especially busy. In January, I did that amazing Midsession with my students at GAFEsummit, and we were invited back in February to the Roseville, California summit. It was just as amazing as the first time my students presented, and I felt like the proud mom, watching her children being awesome. I also did an event at my high school, I.T.@HNHS (Innovative Teaching series). Teachers from schools across the SF Bay Area attended our event, and it featured apps like Geddit, EdPuzzle, DeansList, blendspace, Smarter Cookie, Learn Bop, and Literably. The creative teams that own these apps all presented five minute slams on their products and then held three half-hour sessions in classrooms for teachers to play with the apps. Now, this would not be such a big deal, except I planned the event from start to finish in 12 days. I got off the phone with Learn Bop with the idea, and in 12 days, we had the event… crazy.
I also became part of the East Bay CUE Board of Directors, and our event was held in February. It was the largest attendance we’ve ever had at an event, and it was a blast. One of my students presented at EBCUE Cool Tools, and the next day, we were in Roseville doing the GAFE Summit. Talk about dedication! I was also given the honor of East Bay CUE’s 2014 Outstanding Emerging Teacher. In March, I presented at Central Valley CUE and Silicon Valley CUE. I will also present twice at CUE in Palm Springs this month. Also, the Digital Divas group has been interning at a private school in Alameda, and I’ve been presenting there as well with my students. We do this every other Thursday! We’ll probably be at a public elementary school in Martinez soon to do a professional development day, pushing into classrooms with their students. My Divas are going to love this! I’ve also been co-chairing our school’s re-accreditation since August. Our visiting committee arrived today, and they will be visiting our school until Wednesday afternoon. Finally, I received news last week that I was accepted as a MERIT instructor for the 2014 cohort! I can’t believe I get to extend my MERIT experience and be a part of forming the amazing adventure that happens at Krause Center for Innovation.
So yeah, I’ve been busy. I am so thankful and blessed to be able to do the things I love in plenitude.
busy desk by Bilboq from Wikimedia Commons