Today, I had the pleasure to speak with about two hundred educators during the National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Hosted by Virginia’s Public Television station (WVPT), this event provides educators with the opportunity to engage in meaningful professional development, network with like minded peers and have a little fun! Since its inception in 1993, the WVPT NTTI initiative has provided similar opportunities for over 2,000 educators.
Over the next few days, I will be presenting a couple other sessions, but am most excited about attending a few. Today, I sat in on a session entitled, “Using iPods to Close the Achievement Gap.” I also met Joe Showker, a passionate and energetic teacher from Rockingham County Public Schools. I hope to attend his presentation tomorrow on Internet safety, “Kid’s on the Internet…Oh My!”
As promised, I have attached the PowerPoint presentation used during the keynote presentation. Special thanks to John Neumann, WVPT – NTTI Regional Coordinator, and Charlotte Sappington, WVPT – Director of Education Services, for their hard work and dedication in providing this unbelievable experience for teachers!