ISTE and EduBloggerCon

I made it to Denver and I am SO excited to be here. ISTE has always been a place for me to be inspired and I am ready for inspiration! I didn’t arrive in downtown Denver until about 6pm tonight and with time change I didn’t do much but I did manage to get out and about with Chris Craft on 16th St. for dinner. I must say it is BEAUTIFUL and there is a lot to do in the area.

Tomorrow I am attending EdubloggerCon. I have wanted to attend for a few years but my travel plans never seemed to work out. I am so happy this year did. If you haven’t heard of EdubloggerCon it’s:

Now in its fourth year, this all-day unconference gathering for those interested in social media / Web 2.0 in education takes place the Saturday (June 26, 2010) before the official ISTE 2010 start. Honestly, this is a great event, and many will tell you it isΒ the event to attend at ISTE because it’s all about connecting and sharing. EduBloggerCon is based on the idea of anΒ “unconference”, and is being organized by the participants in real time on-site. It’s maybe better referred to as a “collaborative conference.” There are no formal presentations, just “conversations” that you or others facilitate. To lead a session, it is not expected that you prepare material but that you have a topic you want to open to discussion. –EdubloggerCon

I am hoping I have something to contribute but I will most likely be a fly on the wall tomorrow just listening and learning. πŸ™‚

So this week I hope to accomplish the following:

1. Get inspired.

2. Absorb as much as I can from members of my PLN

3. Take this opportunity to make the connection back to the schools and classrooms. A lot of times when we come to conferences we get excited and when we get home it may not be as easy to do what we learned. I want to get excited and put what I learned in to action. If I need to advocate for change then I will be that advocate.

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