This week at the Teacher Feast teachers participated in an Escape Box Challenge and learned how to incorporate this type of challenge in their own classrooms.
During the Moveable Feast, teachers pick which technologies they want to learn about, build out projects using those technologies, and network with other teachers. Teachers receive 30 hours of CPDUs for attending, or they can even elect to take it for graduate credit. If you do nothing else professionally next summer, the Moveable Feast is well worth your time!
content, Symbaloo! It was a first for me, working in a booth during a conference and I have to admit I loved it! Symbaloo is such a great tool that it was exciting to share the power with people who had not used it before or were not familiar with their new product, Symbaloo Lesson Plans.
So excited about all I learned at Feast 2015! And I got to spend much of my summer with these great people! I'm a lucky girl!
My take away list from Feast 2015:
I love Twitter for on demand Professional Development. Some of my favorite Twitter Chats are
#BFC530 and #TLAP. I often find myself spending the first 15 minutes after I wake up scrolling through Twitter to see what my peers are doing. I have learned so much from these people I do not know. Sending a special thank you- to everyone I follow!
Recently, I finished my second week of training at The Feast, a local week of PD for teachers on technology. One of my FAVORITE sessions to teach is on Planbook.com because teachers immediately see how it can transform their planning and teaching. I happened to Tweet to Feasters about the recent updates Planbook made that will make collaborating with other teachers so much easier, adding @planbookcom. The Tweet was seen my one of Planbook's developers who investigated what The Feast was by going to our website (thefeast.org) where he learned that this week of PD was taking place in Bloomington. He was living in Normal, our twin in the Twin Cities! Long story short, he got in touch with our Tech Director (and guru of the Feast) Jim Peterson, who set up a visit to our next week of The Feast! Who knows, maybe he will donate a couple of free subscriptions!
I <3 Twitter!1
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist! I work with students and teachers, coaching both in technology and sharing my passion for literature.