To make it even more special, I presented with my 4th grade student and friend, Meridan Boyd.
When my friend and Coon-Rapids Ballard high school principal Brent Jorth asked me to keynote the conference I knew I wanted to include the voice of students. After presenting with Meridan for the K12 Online Conference two weeks ago, I just knew I had to bring her to share the story of our students and the voice of students everywhere.
I can't wait to look through the tweets found at #wciti and from all of the West-Central Iowa Tech Institute speakers. The resources they were sharing throughout the day were wonderful so I encourage you to take a look too.
Let our students be heard. Let them do the things that they are passionate about. Let them create and collaborate. Let them try things out.
Let them have a voice.
There is nothing more powerful as the voice of our students. Take the time to listen to all of them around you this week. They will make a difference.