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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Denting or Discovering?

I find myself asking "Where did the school year go?" as I close the book that represents my 2011-2012 school year.  One of the best things about being a teacher is that you get your summers "off".  Now I know that the word "off" has been misconstrued by many that aren't involved in education.  Many think that our work ends when the last bell rings in May or June and we spend our days  relaxing poolside.   For me, and millions of other educators around the world, that is simply not the case.

Summer is time for my learning adventure!  During the summer I plan on taking classes towards my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and I relish the the fact that I have the opportunity to make myself better as an educator.  I will be attending an event hosted by Educational Service Unit #11 to learn about the  Flipped Classroom with flipped classroom pioneer Aaron Sams, then presenting at UNL's Technology Edge Conference,  at the annual Nebraska Council of School Administrators' Days and helping out Heather Callihan (@hcallihan) with one of her WOW sessions.  I might even try to sneak in some training and learn the secrets off the best Instructional Tech Trainers I know in Omaha!  It's busy, but I owe it to my students and teachers.  

Education is transforming right before our eyes!  Our students are leading the way. Are you going to be denting (sitting on the couch) or discovering new ideas this summer to enhance the learning that takes place in your classroom?

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