Where to begin with NYSCATE- I was part of a 3 Person Keynote- Inspiring Innovation with Katie Regan and Andrea Tejador. (As well as with Master of Ceremonies-Mark DAnnunzio
All of these educators are amazing in their own right and I was so honored to be among such exclusive company.
I was also honored with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award. I was sneakily nominated by friend and colleague Dr. Darlynda Miktuk. This award is certainly meaningful to me, but it honestly is the result of so many friendships and collaborations that I feel the award should look like the Stanley Cup with the names of so many people that have helped me etched into it with me.
My theme of my Keynote was "Renaissance" and the reality of education's role in leading the Technology Renaissance rather than following it from a distance. I am passionate about the notion that I feel education has fallen behind in this endevour due to the heavy handed demands from many different directions. But yet, we must power on, because to fall behind is much like sending our children and students on a whitewater rafting trip on their own.
One of my secret New Year's Resolutions this year was to be a better listener. My ad-hoc Youtube Series, Coffee with a Geek Interview sessions were wonderful ways for me to put my resolution to practice. I really enjoyed hearing the amazing stories from engaging educators from around the state. Please give a watch to one and all.
It is Thanksgiving and I am grateful for all of my friends and colleagues in education! You inspire me!.