FETC 2015: Part 1

FETC 2015 Part 1

I’m only on Day 3 of FETC 2015, and it’s already been an amazing whirlwind of awesomeness.  I’ll be writing more detailed reflection posts when I get back to Tampa, since I know I’m only going to have bits and spurts of time for blogging while I’m here.

FETX Executive Summit

Day 1, January 20, 2014

On Day 1, I had the honor and privilege of presenting at the FETC Executive Summit, which was an event focused on Digital Transformation in the Age of Wireless, Wi-Fi and BYOD.  Most of the attendees were IT leaders, superintendents, principals and other leaders within their school/district. I was invited by Eric Sheninger, who I’m a huge fan of, to share about how we’ve redesigned and transformed our library space, and on how our school utilizes technology and is pursuing BYOD.  It was an amazing experience, which I’ll go into way more detail on later.  I’m still processing all the awesomeness.

Me and Shannon

Day 2, January 21, 2014

Day 2 was the second day of the Executive Summit and the official beginning of the conference.  I got to attend an amazing workshop from my friend Shannon Miller on digital tools and learned about some amazing new tools I’m going to share with my students and teachers when I get back.  There was also a fabulous keynote from Jane McGonigal called Learning is an Epic Win.  The night ended with the official and unofficial tweet-ups where I got to hang out with some edufamous people 🙂

More details on everything to come soon – stay tuned…

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com. She was a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest from 2015-2018. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.


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