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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Tech Conference... "Not for me".. Why Not?

What? I don't need or want to attend a conference and/or Edcamp? It is not for me? I am not techy? I don't have time, and it is a waste of my time. 

If that sounds like how who you feel, my first question to you is, "have you attended one"?  My guess would be probably not.  Well as a person that has attended many conferences, you will come home with A LOT of information, and feel overwhelmed.  No jokes you will. Even with the feeling of being overwhelmed (yes, even a tech person), a more powerful feeling will take over -- EXCITEMENT. When I attend a conference, my goal is to come home with a few tools.  I will not be able to use and remember everything that was taught that day. IMPOSSIBLE!! You will find that quote, statement, speaker, tool, or concept that will make you grow as a teacher and person. That is how you define the conference was a SUCCESS.  So, I hope my motivation speech, makes you to decide to attend a conference in the near future!!

Below are some great camps and conferences coming up in the next 6 months.... Happy Learning!!!

EdCamp Iowa 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
EdCamp sessions are NOT 'sit and get' presentations. EdCamps are about discussion and thinking and problem-solving. We build the agenda first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day talking, sharing, and learning. Come prepared to participate!

Iowa 1 to 1 Conference
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.

Neta Spring Conference
April 24-25, 2014
The Nebraska Educational Technology Association exists for the purpose of providing leadership and promoting the application of technology to the educational process. Its span of interest includes all levels and aspects of education.

Google Summit @ Glenwood
June 23-24, 2014
Angela Maiers, Eric Sheninger, and Scott McLeod will provide keynotes at this year's Southwest Iowa Google Summit. The 2014 Southwest Google Summit is being held on June 23 and 24 in Glenwood, Iowa. 

By: Jessica Fincel @jfincel32