Discovery Educators made a GIANT splash this past week at Sea World when they put their best foot (or should we say water shoe) forward at our first West Coast Regional Conference. 50 educators from 4 states gathered for a huge meeting of the minds! We started off as individuals and left united as a team… ready to face the challenges of the classroom with dynamic integration of technology to inspire our students!
My favorite part of the week (besides playing with the Beluga and wading with the slimy bat rays) had to be watching and listening to each of our DEN members talk about their lives, their struggles in the classrooms and finding answers on how to solve them. The networking was amazing. Whenever a question was posed…. the DEN members answered. Actually it was very interesting to actually not be the one presenting…. In fact, everyone was a presenter this week… could have been in their small groups or when they shared with the entire team, but each DEN member made a significant contribution to the learning that took place this week.
The success of our event was not based on Discovery’s planning or the terrific staff at Sea World but because our Discovery Educators embraced this opportunity to connect and network with their most valuable resource…. each other.