This past Monday (May 23, 2016) I had the opportunity to attend Dynamic Landscapes
, our regional ed tech conference hosted by Vita-Learn
…they even let me bring my camera! I really enjoyed this conference and for me the timing couldn’t be better. I heard a lot of my colleagues say that they wanted to go but this time of year is “difficult to leave school.” I totally get that, and I also think that this time of year is the time that a boost of inspiration goes a loooooooooooong way. That’s what happened for me. At this point in the year I find that I’m split between two worlds, this year finishing up and gearing up for next year. The ideas, connections, collaborations and inspiration that I collected during Dynamic Landscapes
helped me see some clear paths in both those worlds.
There will be a day two vlog as well. I also hope to create some short 15-10 second videos that capture key components of the learning that was shared. I sincerely enjoyed this day and nothing can capture the power of the connections, conversations and resources that were gathered.
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Just posted SOME of the amazing memories captured at our annual fourth grade track meet! Many more to come along with stories of our scholars and the day! A big thank you to our P.E. teachers for making this day so incredible!
Tomorrow starts Dynamic Landscapes 2016 in Burlington, Vermont. I’m excited to have a chance to be a part of such a great event. Below are two of the presentations that I’ll be a part of. I’ll also be vlogging my two day experience there, getting some great stories from educators and showcasing some of the great things that are possible for our scholars and educators!
Last night we had a lot going on at school…but it was a lot of awesome! We’ve always held an Art and Concert night to celebrate our young artists and musicians, but this year we wanted to change things up a bit.
Our art exhibits were spread throughout the hallways in our third and fourth grade wing…and to see this sea of colors and design was more powerful than can be shown by any picture or video, but let’s just say that it was breathtaking. #thekimaucter helps our scholars see the world with artist’s eyes everyday…so amazing.
And our concert…well…here’s the story. For years we’ve held this concert at the middle school in the gym because it was the only space large enough to accommodate the crowd. Every year these concerts were amazing BUT the gym didn’t always serve us the best…hot, crowded…etc. The music teacher, @chrisarthurvt, and I have been talking for years about hosting an outdoor concert…it is Vermont, afterall. At first the logistics of the whole thing seemed a little overwhelming but we pushed through and I have to say…it was exceptional. Words, video, pictures…they don’t do it justice, but just trust me…if you have the means, hearing student music outside…it’s the way to go.