There has been some changes since the days of the MICCA conference. We all had to get used to it changing to MSET, as the focus became more instruction and less hardware. Now the next big leap is from the MSET conference to Common Ground 2012.
While MSET is leading the way for the conference, it is a combination of all Maryland educational organizations. As much as this writer loves attending technology conferences and un-conferences, there is a certain amount of excitement about the new changes. Of course you need to make sure to get a seat for Hall Davidson’s keynote, but if you have never heard Jack Berckemeyer add that to your schedule too. Both gentlemen are not only entertaining speakers, but they give you information you can use on Monday. For most of us that take off time from school to attend there is an expectation to share what we learn with our staff. Think about how much more we will be able to share?
If that are not enough reasons, here are some others to consider:
- Being surrounded by like-minded educators that want to improve their craft. It makes for fantastic conversations!
- The Digital Sandbox: A fun place to relax, converse, share ideas, and play with technology.
- Time to be Social! There are more details to come about the annual Tweet-Up, the new Appy Hour, Flash Mob, and Discovery Star event.
- Discovery @ Common Core: Hall is a keynoter, but there are plenty of other Discovery sessions and the Star Share.