As I reflect on my progress of my GAME plan, posted two weeks ago, I find myself almost in the same position as when I created the plan. I have not made much progress lately, but in my own defense, I have not had the opportunity in the past two tremendously busy weeks to engage in face to face conversations.
Last week I asked you, the readers, to suggest new areas where I may find engaging and useful conversations taking place about education and technology integration. One of you shared your thoughts and suggestions of other areas on the web where meaningful discussions may be taking place, but I have not taken the time to explore them as of yet.
Twitter continues to be may main flow of information. I follow over 600 educators from around the world who seem to share great resources, engage in difficult discussions about educational reform and change, and for the most part, have a very positive attitude toward what they do each and every day. This gives me the opportunity to learn, to explore, and to allow me to feel recharged after following a discussion about students exploring ideas about developing their own curriculum and learning without textbooks.
In the next three weeks, I will have the opportunity to teach an online class to a small group of teachers, present at a regional technology conference in the state of Montana, and attend and present at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia. I am excited to be involved on so many levels, but I am really looking forward to the potential conversations that will occur at all of these venues. I am also looking forward to meeting many fine educators who demonstrate their passion for their profession by attending these events during their summer breaks. If you are one of those who may be attending any of these events, let me know. I will buy a morning Latte for you in exchange for meaningful conversation.
Please stay tuned…I plan on sharing some of these encounters.