The other event that I look forward to in November is the New York State Association of Computers and technology in Education. (NYSCATE) I have been attending NYSCATE since 2007 and genuinely look forward to this with as much anticipation and gratitude that I approach Thanksgiving.
Why? First of all, I really enjoying working and connecting once again with the fantastic people that help make the event possible as well as the participants that attend. The work that goes into making the NYSCATE conference is formidable and the leadership and board members have my undying respect for pulling everything together. You would be hard pressed to find a more fun loving and competent group of people.
This year I had the pleasure of participating in the Start Up Weekend Edu. (SWEDU). This event is about people from all different backgrounds coming together and trying to develop ideas. It's fast paced and pretty intense, but in the end, whether you win or lose it you learn a lot about team dynamics, but more importantly you learn about yourself.
Last, but certainly not least, the best part about NYCATE is connecting and re-connecting with some really great educators. I truly enjoy meeting and talking with so many of the people at NYSCATE. Without fail, I end up returning from this conference tired.... but very inspired.
Please check out my interviews with some of the amazing people I had a chance to talk with.