Where Do The Inspiring Teachers Get Inspired?
I had an opportunity to present at the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago's conference on Saturday. It was a great event full of learning! I really look forward to this conference every year.
Besides doing a regular session about using technology in the classroom and for professional learning (find the slides here), I was also one of six teachers asked to do a 10-min "ignite-type" session after lunch. I was actually more nervous for these ten minutes than I was for my 75-min session!
((talking with my hands, as usual!))
In the end, the 10-min talk went great. I got a lot of good feedback and teachers told me they were inspired to try out Twitter because of what I shared. So awesome! If you are interested, here is a screencast version of my talk encouraging teachers to try out Twitter and become involved with #MTBoS.
Another great part of the day was being able to learn alongside two of my mentees, Anna and Alix. Not only did they give up their Saturday to go to a teaching conference, they also stuck around after lunch to support me as I gave my 10-minute talk!
Me with my awesome colleagues (+ my baby bump)