The feelings leading up to the DENSI2014 email notification was akin to a teenage girl waiting on that ONE phone call from THAT guy. Last year I looked forward to a new experience that DENSI would present. I had just spent my first year as an Instructional Technology Specialist and still had a LOT to learn. I had no idea just how excited I should have been. I met the most amazing educators during my week in Vermont. What made these educators amazing wasn’t just their technology expertise, it was their willingness to collaborate and share. With high stakes testing being a part of a teacher’s life, sometimes educators are reluctant to ‘share’ the wealth of their knowledge. I was blown away by the generosity of all of the people who came along my path in Vermont. The generosity continued, as I stayed connected through Edmodo, Twitter, and Facebook throughout this last year.
So here, I sat all day long waiting for that email. Surely, they will not make me wait until 6:00 pm to find the answer to my burning question. I was sitting in a restaurant with my daughters and a friend texted and asked if I had gotten my email. I quickly checked my email to find the great news I had been waiting on. I screamed in the middle of the restaurant and embarrassed my daughters nicely.
I am humbled and beyond thrilled to have been selected. I am looking forward to growing my PLN & my knowledge of technology.
ACCEPTANCE EMAIL = ONE HAPPY GIRL