After taking a couple of months off from the Professional Development traveling roadshow that is my life, I’m jumping back in to things the next four weekends in a row, followed by another flurry of activity in March.
- January 19 – The Intersection Event, Mountain View, CA. This is one of those rare events these days where I’m not presenting, just hanging out and learning from others the entire time. I’m fortunate to be going to this event at the invitation of Maureen Devlin, a truly amazing educator, and will be joined by my colleague at the Edcamp Foundation, Kim Sivick. I’m looking forward to listening to an eclectic assortment of speakers at Google’s headquarters.
- January 25-27 – EduCon, Philadelphia, PA. My favorite conference of the year, it’s like a high school reunion of all the people I wish I went to high school with. Looking forward, as always, to some great Conversations. I’ll be running “Moving it from Sucks to Rocks” with phenomenal Michelle Baldwin, who will most assuredly make me look better than I actually am.
- February 2 – LearnLaunch, Cambridge, MA. This looks more like a conference for EdTech Entrepreneurs than teachers, so it should be an interesting one. I’ll be speaking on a panel “Heading Towards Hybrid Learning Models.”
- February 9 – PLAYdate Boston, Natick, MA. Being organized locally by my good friend Tracy Sockalosky, I love how people are really beginning to play (no pun intended) with professional development formats and sessions. Here the schedule’s been set up, but no session will have a leader, it’s just a group of people figuring stuff out together.
- February 17-22 – I’ll be in Dublin, Ireland for vacation! Yay!
- March 4 – Massachusetts School Library Association, Sturbridge, MA. Laura D’Elia is letting me tag along with her to talk with the librarians there about how we combined our library and technology programs.
- March 22-23 – iCon, Burlington, MA. Hosted by my school district, on Friday people will have the chance to see our district 1:1 programs in action (hopefully including my school, depending on MCAS testing schedule), and on Saturday there will be a full day of conference goodness. This event is totally free, because we’re great like that. Call for Proposals is out now!
- March 23 – Edcamp Access, Waltham, MA. If 1:1 and technology programs aren’t what you’re in the mood for this day, going to the first special education themed Edcamp event a short drive away! I probably won’t be able to make it to this one because of my prior commitment to iCon, but I know it will be a great event.
- March 30 – Edcamp Maine, Portland, ME. Yeah! Edcamp season in New England is back in full swing! Lots of other events coming up in the following months across the region! Check the Edcamp Calendar to see what else is coming down the pike!