Well, I had a great summer. It started out by going to Denver at the end of June to the ISTE conference. Getting on the plane and going to Denver was worth it for me just to get away from the heat in Maryland. It was hot in Denver but the humidity was not like it is at home. The conference was great and the networking was even better. I had a blast. The next weekend I went to Long Island to visit family and friends and attend a wedding. I spent a few days at home and took off to Boston to attend the Discovery Summer Institute 2010. It was a blast and a mind blowing experience. I learned soooooo much in such a short period of time. What fun!!
Well the party is over. The children arrive at school for the first day of school in just a few short hours. Since I work in Central office, we have been very busy since August 1, 2010 and it hasn’t slowed down for two minutes. In the last two weeks I did 6 Discovery Education professional development sessions along with many other things.
It is the start of another school year and all the mothers have sent the best they had at home and we will do our best to make their school year successful.
Happy New School Year to everyone.
Posted by Carmella Doty
on August 23rd,2010 School
April 29 and counting down to the Maryland Instructional Computing Conference MSET taking place in Baltimore on April 30th and May 1st. I am presenting on May 1st at the conference. The topic is “iConnect to Home and Hospital Bound Students” The session will cover what Prince George’s County Public Schools has done in the last year on keeping students connected to their teachers and classmates. We are using simple to professional level video conferencing tools. The simple tools are email, Instant messaging, websites and wikis. We are using Elluminate for virtual classrooms and Polycome for video conferencing. The teacher has video conferencing equipment in their room and the student can be connect live to the class room via the Internet at their home or in the hospital. Prince George’s County Public Schools services about 900 students a year who are home and/or hospital bound.
I will be posting the link to our presentation in a later post.
Today, we are getting ready to attend Administrator Day of Discovery at the Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. My school district is Prince George’s County Public Schools and we are just a short drive to Discovery. The superintendent of our school system, Dr. William Hite, will be the keynote speaker at this professional development day for Administrators. We are very excited because a large number of our district’s administrators will be taking part in this activity. This will give our administrators an opportunity to meet other administrators in the area to talk, learn, share and connect with each other!
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