What did I say back at the start of school?! Sigh. Blogging is just not a strength! I guess I talk to so many people on a daily basis that this medium just doesn't appeal as much as real, actual facetime!
And boy am I getting some of that tomorrow! So excited to be heading to Purdue to present with my good buddy and educational partner in crime, Amy Sieferman! It's a first attempt at a STEM conference for educators around the state. Word is they organizers were hoping for 300 folks to sign up and had to close registration when 600 people said they wanted to come!
I'm not nervous about the public speaking piece- it's the logisitics. I've put to gether a Prezi to show that I'm tech savvy (kinda), then I put a Powerpoint together because I was worried about web access. It IS purdue but hey- stuff happens! And then I gathered a few handfuls of favorite photos...just in case we lose power and I STILL want to share what fun and wonderful things the students do here.
Our topic? Growing things as a tool for educators. My head nearly explodes when I try and whittle it down to just a few bullet points. Seeds need soil, water, sun and air- duh :) But that encompasses SOOOOOOOO much! I'm pretty sure we'll be making many new friends and return inspired by the amazing things others are accomplishing.
So I'm off- wish me luck- and an easy wi-fi connection!
Saturday Sept. 20th:
Happy First Day of School!
The days do just seem to fly by! June was spent with the IU West/ United Way pre- Kg camp. We had 24 youngsters who are all in their new classes this morning with all of the skills and enthusiasm for learning that Janet Craig, Renee Moore, myself and a bunch of AWESOME volunteers could instill in 18 days!
You have likely heard me shout the praises of volunteers inthe past, but I really want to make sure that the folks who give their time, labor and skills to the OLC are fully aware of what their time means!