Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ready, Set, Present!

This is my first trip to the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, Ohio. It is a beautiful place, easy to get to and easy to move about in once you arrive! I am attending the Battelle for Kids "Great Teachers Make Great Schools - Teachers Conference 2010! Tomorrow afternoon I have the wonderful opportunity to share some great tips for improving student achievement in the classroom and on the OGT through the use of Classroom Response Systems. All the prep work is done and now it's just a matter of keeping the fingers crossed that all the technology works as well as it does at GHS, my house and here in the hotel room tonight! Looking forward to making the pesentation!

The second thing was I was able to eat dinner with amber tonight since she now lives only about an hour from Dayton. She drove up and bought me dinner at Lone Star Steakhouse! So neat that she bought her dad dinner since she now has a full time teaching job! So proud of her!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Great Day

Today I attended an outstanding conference in Columbus about 21st Century School Design and was able to hear two wonderful speakers: Christian Long and Randy Frazier discuss the changes in education and "education 2.0" as well as how education in our current age is chaniging rapidly and how the design of schools can help the learning process.

I received some good affirmation that the 21st Century Learning Program we are implementing at Gibsonburg High School is certainly the right approach to help engage students , help teachers collaborate with students in our building and around the globe, and help the students grow in this rapidly cahnging worl we live in.

Thanks so much to Christian long for offering new thoughts ideas and resources to help with this program.