Friday, October 9, 2015

An Amazing Day With My Friends At TEC-SIG In Austin!

Yesterday I had the wonderful honor of being part of the TEC-SIG Fall Meeting in Austin, Texas. This is the Technology Coordinators Special Interest group for TCEA.

When I was asked to be the keynote for this event, I knew I had to share the importance of teacher librarians, libraries and most of all student voice.  It was awesome sharing this message with the special people there.
I kicked off the day with my keynote Transforming Learning...One Voice at at Time. 

The Twitter hashtag for #TECSIG15 is a great one to follow.  I loved going back and reading the conversation.  You can check out my Storify of our day here too
Next, I spoke about Makerspaces in my presentation Bringing a New Voice To Libraries, Schools and Education Through Makerspaces.  
Afterwards, Eric and I found the super cool LEGO wall that TCEA created in one of their hallways. I love how they used a curtain rod underneath to hang little buckets from for the LEGO's and building materials.  
My last presentation of the day was Amazing Digital Tools and Apps That Will Engage Your Students and Promote Creativity. 
In between sessions my friend Meaghan from TCEA showed me around their beautiful facility.
 What a FUN place they have created....full of collaborative and inspiring spaces.
 And even a little blast from the past!
 In the evening, we went on the Bat Bridge Cruise with our friends in Texas.
And ended our night with a trip to Gourdough's for one of their fancy donuts.  
Thank you Carolyn and Scott for this experience. It was the perfect way to end our day.

And thank you to all of the educators and others who made my day with all of you so special.  You are truly making a difference in education and the lives of our young people.  I loved being part of your day and hope to see you all very soon.

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