First of all I want to say “Thank You” to Discovery for treating us like kings and queens for a week, and Oprah moments as well! Washington D.C. was the most paramount week I have ever had for training. 🙂
We had an extraordinary time learning new software, classroom integration ideas and making new friends. I am so inspired by what Alan November and Hall Davidson had to say to us as a group. It was wonderful to be in a room with such brilliant minds, the energy was amazing!
Josh Wolff enthused all of us with his imaginative ideas on movie making. I learned some great tips on film making. We created an awe-inspiring movie that was a blast to make. While visiting Teddy Roosevelt Island all we did was sweat, get bitten by big mosquitoes, and have bloody noses it was one of the most memorable parts of the trip, a true bonding moment. It brought all of us closer to nature. 🙂 I was fortunate to have worked with some of the most gifted teachers in the United States.
I also want to say thanks to Michelle (the most excellent DEN field manager) for inviting me to attend, it was really an honor! I know that I did not cry when she called, I was too much in shock that she wanted me… but I did cry (with laughter included) on the flight home Friday night as I watched the surprise video that Jeff created for our group. I am sure that Tim might have helped…we really bonded as a group. I have made new lifelong friends that will be there for support when I can not figure things out!
I am so eager to start working with my teachers in Keller so that they can start digital storytelling. I know that this is such a powerful tool.
Thanks again to Discovery and everyone who helped plan the event! It was incredible….now I have to return to the reality of my real job!!! 🙂