T+L went by so fast, it’s hard to believe it’s over! Alas, we’re all back home and hopefully recovered enough from the whirlwind week in Denver that I’m hoping some of you have had a chance to reflect on what you learned at T+L.
I think the biggest takeaway for me, aside from my new found interest in Digital Storytelling (I can’t wait to use Premier Elements, iMovie and Audacity again!) is further confirmation that the Discovery Educator Network is about the power that comes from collaboration. Looking around the room Thursday morning, I was overwhelmed by hearing all of our teachers discuss how they planned to work together after the conference — whether by exchanging materials, sharing ideas, or even flying to each others states to observe a classroom visit, it was clear that we had formed a community. I have always been proud to call myself a teacher, but never moreso than being in the company of dedicated and inspired educators as we had at NECC in June and at T+L last week.
For our teachers who attended T+L last week, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the conference. RJ provided some very eloquent feedback on her experiences in the Pennsylvania blog –I’d love to hear from more of you on what you thought of the week and what you are taking away from the experience