It's time to chase Innovation instead of reacting to the status quo.
I am really excited about the next few days. There is an excellent conference that happens in Hong Kong each year called the 21st Century Learning Conference. It was at this conference that my passion for EdTech was cemented. This conference offeres an opportunity to learn so much new information. Honestly, it would take the rest of the semester to fully investigate everything I learn about. I am starting to really get focused on setting goals for different opportunities that come and my main goal (outside of learning about incredible new strategies) is to meet and get to know some of these talented tech coaches attending.
On top of being a part of the conference as an attendee, I also have the opportunity to present with my colleague and fellow "voluntary" tech coach Shannon. He and I will be presenting on using iMovie to create Hooks for the classroom. This will be the first "big" conference presentation which is really exciting! I am fully embracing the #gloriousfailure ideal by going out on a limb and getting my presenter experiences started. Here is the trailer for our talk: Enjoy!
Though there are some that believe that "Grit" is something that is not relevant to today's teaching, I disagree. I have collected some information and resources regarding Grit using Storify. Enjoy!
Taylor currently serves as a Coordinator of Innovative Learning for a mid-sized school district in Texas. He is a speaker, writer, and coach for all who are in conflict with the status quo.