Institute Me

Or did my wife say institutionalize me?

I’ve traded the warmth of the Bahamian Atlantic for the cool marine layer of northern California’s Pacific. I’m in Monterey, CA at the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute (we used to call it “Apple Camp” but some ADE’s university administrators wouldn’t approve funds for such frivolity). This is my fourth institute of the summer (two more to go) and the only one that I’m an attendee at and not a facilitator for. It’s back to the future for me as I’m sharing a college dorm suite with five other ADE’s and we’re in the midst of decorating our room door for this evening’s contest.

I’d like to claim that our door tells a story, but other than the six of us getting to know each other and dusting off some of those arts and crafts skills, we’ve just been enjoying our “creative” time together and the other rooms’ doors. The rest of the week will be pretty busy as we have a full schedule of presentations, workshops, off-site visits, and final team projects to share. So I’d better sign off here before the R.A. comes around…


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