|A news blog I write/edit for the IAAE as part of my duties as a board member. |
Other duties include presenting at the annual conference.
I finished comprehensive exams and moved on to the next professional challenge: preparing to present at the Iowa Association of Alternative Education's next state conference. This will be the third year I've presented, and each time I do it gets a little easier to stand up in front of my peers; but it gets a little more intense to prepare.
To see my presentations, visit the Google Site I created for the conference and click on either of the Subpages, "Beginner's Guide to Social Media for Educators" or "Blogging 101."
Why these topics? Many of my colleagues in Alternative Education are very creative thinkers when it comes to differentiating instruction and finding new ways to motivate kids. They are passionate and caring people who spend a lot of time helping kids. As a result, many of them don't have much time to learn about new technology. I'm hoping that my presentations will make it easier for them to sign up for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites so that they can connect with each other and find new ways to reach out to their students.
I'll let you know how it goes next week....