To start, let me first translate TRETC…Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference. I just finished an opening presentation that I decided to try for the first time here in Western PA and before I forget I am posting it to the blog. The presentation is called: 404 n Transl8n or Lost in Translation. It’s about bilingual education and the new meaning of ESL. Open it up to see why the heck I presented it at an ed tech conference.
On other notes, it has been great to see our Leadership Council members from PA as the overall DEN presence here is strong. Probably has something to do with my love of the Steelers (I spend a lot of time recruiting DEN members in Pittsburgh during football season). Other than a fun, energized audience, my personal highlight of the keynote was that I was able to come through on a bet with my best friend who challenged me to wear my Steelers jersey during the keynote. The crowd liked it (except for the one Ravens fan).
Anyhow, what fun! Here is the presentation in case you want it…lost in translation.