ISTE 2016: Denver Adventures, Presentations and More

ISTE 2016- Denver Adventures, Makerspaces, Presentations and More : ISTE 2016 in Denver was an amazing, wonderful whirlwind of activity. In this post, I give a day-by-day breakdown of my adventures, makerspaces I visited, presentations and more.

ISTE 2016, Denver, Colorado Last week, I was in Denver for the International Society for Technology in Education conference.  This was my third ISTE conference, and like the other two in Atlanta and Philadelphia, it was amazing and exhausting.  It’s taken me a few days to get my energy back and write this post.  I … Read more

AASL 15 Reflections

AASL 15 Reflections - In this post, I share about my experiences at the AASL 2015 conference in Columbus, OH. It starts with the Treasure Mountain preconference, then moves on to talking about meeting authors, seeing friends, sharing about makerspaces and more.

AASL Awesomeness Last week I went to my first ever American Association of School Librarians conference in Columbus, OH (thanks to ABC-CLIO and the France Henne award).  It was an amazing and wonderful whirlwind of hanging out with friends, listening to fantastic speakers, meeting my favorite authors and getting to share with so many people … Read more

FAME 2015 Reflections: Workshops, Maker Playground + More

FAME 2015 Reflections: At FAME 2015 in Orlando, FL, I led my first workshop, organized a makerspace playground, presented on library design and more.

Since I became a media specialist, I’ve had the honor and privilege of attending my state media specialists conference, FAME, every year.  (You can find my posts on 2014, 2013).  Those last two were some of the first times I blogged professionally. Last year’s FAME conference was my very first time presenting anywhere.  This year’s FAME … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving at Conferences

10 Tips for Surviving & Thriving at Conferences | Whether you're a seasoned conference-goer or a conference newbie, this post is for you. I've been to lots of conferences and I've learned how to make them better through trial and error. Here's my 10 tips for surviving and thriving at your next conference.

  How to Survive & Thrive at Conferences In recent years, I’ve had the pleasure of attending a variety of both state and national conferences, including several trips to FETC and a trip to ISTE in Atlanta last year.  With these conferences under my belt, I’ve learned a few strategies for managing large conferences.  Giant … Read more

FETC 2015 Recap

Way back in January, I attended and presented at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando.  Since it’s only an hour away, I’ve been attending this conference every year since I started as a media specialist five years ago.  Most years I just went to the vendor hall, until last year when I started attending sessions. … Read more

FETC Executive Summit 2015

It was an honor and privilege to attend and present at the FETC Exeutive Summit this past week.  It was an amazing event focused on Digital Transformation in the Age of Wireless, Wi-Fi and BYOD.   The event was mostly attended by IT leaders, superintendents, principals and others in leadership positions in their schools and … Read more