Today is the day that Will Richardson and I are co-keynotes at the annual Tappedin Festival. Armed with my iced coffee and comfortable shirt and shorts, I am ready!
Midge will share her ideas about online professional development from both sides of the monitor. After twenty years providing face-to-face workshops for teachers, she enrolled in a completely online Master’s program and will share tips on how to be a successful online student. Online learning requires a change of attitude for many teachers who lead busy personal lives, are tired after a long day at school and can’t stand to sit through long boring lectures in a classroom. Dress is casual; bathrobes preferred for this not too tiring look at today's online learning experience.
It's from 11 to 12 noon today!
Later... (at 1PM)
I think it went well. Will was at Alan November's conference but he made it despite a problem with the wireless connection at this end. At times, we had between 40 and 50 people in our room. I am taking advantage of some of the other interesting sessions at Tappedin's festival.
I made a new friend, too! Jennifer Rosenberry, educational coordinator for school programs at the Civil War Preservation Trust and I chatted about preserving the battlefields. Evidently, developers want to buy the land where these battles took place.
Since I am sharing my 2nd great grandfather, James A. Barber, a Medal of Honor Winner with the world, I think this effort of preserving history is important.