As a teacher, one of my favorite times of the year is summer vacation! Not just because I don't have to go to school every day, but it gives me the opportunity to attend interesting, and sometimes fun conferences and professional development opportunities.
This summer I traveled to ISTE 2010 in Denver Colorado the last week in June. This is the favorite conference that I've ever attended. I've been to two, NECC 2008 in San Antonio, TX as well as this year in Denver. If you are into technology, getting in touch with your PLN in person, Edublogging, 21st Century Technologies, this is a must for you!
Last week, for 2 days, our School District offered some addtional Apple Macintosh advanced level training.
This week I'm at The University of Texas attending The MD Anderson Environmental Summer Science Institute 2010.
While writing this blog post here is the question that came to me and I thought I would put it out there and ask anyone interested in responding to it is:
- What Did You Do with YOUR Summer Vacation?
- Have you attended any interesting or worthwhile summer professional devleopment?
- What was your best summer profesional development or conference you attended this year?
Note: I'm participating in a mini-course on writing a better Edublog. 7 Days To A Better Edublog offered by Stephanie Standifer who blogs at The Change Agency. It should prove to be an interesting week.
I am also at the University of Texas attending the MD Anderson Summer Science Institute through Thursday and trying to find the time to adequately work on both will be a challenge. So, this is the first installment for the mini-course.