Last week at this time I was getting ready for my Reform Symposium Keynote. It was fun to share with everyone but what I really enjoyed about the weekend was learning from everyone else! The Reform Symposium recordings are now live! To keep that learning going I’m going to do a 27 days of professional development series.
For the next 27 days in addition to sharing a tech tool, I’m also going to share one of the Reform Symposium sessions. Last weekend was such an incredible time of learning and sharing that I want to keep the momentum going. It is also a GREAT excuse for me to attend all of the sessions I missed out on during the conference.
If you missed my keynote last week about how a blog post and a Twitter conversation started a school, you can view it here. This is a link to the Elluminate session (a Java download).
Below are the slides I used in my Keynote. For those who asked, I made the slides using Apple’s Keynote. I just drew a timeline, inserted some pictures, text and voila- timeline!
Today is Friday! The day elicits joy in and of itself but this Friday is a particularly exciting Friday because it means that we are exactly one week away from the Reform Symposium virtual conference!! I’m excited for the learning and sharing in store for all of us next week. If you aren’t familiar with the Reform Symposium check out my last post HERE or search the #RSCON3 hashtag on Twitter for all the latest buzz.
In the past I have only done the behind the scenes work as an organizer of the conference. This year we had a last-minute shift in our Keynote presentations leaving one slot open. I was honored when @ShellTerrell suggested that I take the spot and talk about the school I am starting. I’m excited to share the journey with all of you and better get my tush in gear if I have any hope of being ready for that.
I hope you will join me for my Keynote next Friday, July, 29 at 4:00pm MST (if you want to translate that into a different timezone you can choose that here.) I’m looking forward to sharing Anastasis Academy with my PLN who played such a LARGE part in making it what it is.
I’m only a small part of this 3 day FREE conference, take a look at the presenter page and you will quickly understand why I was so honored to be asked to be a part of that group-greatness!
See you there!
One more thing- if you are interested in lending a helping hand during the conference, we are still in need of some moderators! You can learn more about what is involved in moderating here.
Perhaps you will recall a few weeks ago when I wrote about the Reform Symposium virtual conference? This is the FREE conference that will be held July 29-July 31st that you all are invited to! Ringing a bell? Good, because now I need to ask for a little help
The Reform Sympoisum is a labor of love, put on by people who care about education and professional development just like you! We need moderators to help with each session. The job of a moderator is to help the presenter field questions, introduce the presenter and press “record” so that we can make sure we capture each session for our iTunes feed. It is easy to do and you can do it in your jammies from home! If you are available the last weekend of July, we hope you will consider helping us out! We need moderators from EVERY timezone so that we can cover everyone. If you can help, check out the Moderator Planning Sheet (a Google Spreadsheet) and sign up for the time you are available. Please be sure to enter your full name, a twitter handle and an email address in the space provided. We need multiple moderators for each session so feel free to volunteer for a session that has already been volunteered for.
We will send out more information, directions, and training opportunities (easy) for those willing to moderate.
Feel free to spread the word about this request Thank you in advance to all who will help to make this weekend successful!