May has been a fabulous month. I officially started my business and revealed my cover this month. I did a Wixie Webinar on Thinking Routines and even got a chance to present TRANSFORM- Techy Notes to Make Learning Sticky on a GEG Webinar. But the highlight of this month without a doubt was the release of my book on Amazon. Yesterday, we officially celebrated the launch on the Road to Awesome LLC Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who participated and/or purchased my book. Please take selfies with it and share the TRANSFORM love. After you read it, I would be so honored if you would post a review on Amazon.
As May gets ready to conclude in a few days, I am so excited about ALL the opportunities to learn with other educators that I have in the coming month, I will be presenting at eight conferences in June. Some of these conferences are free; while others have a cost associated with them. To TRANSFORM, you need to not only seek connections outside of your school, but find your PLN. All of these learning opportunities are great ways to get started on transforming learning. They all help you reach beyond your expectations. Check them out and see if there are one or more that you would like to attend. All of them will include a registration link in their description.
- Educator Alexander Webinar Series- Saturday, June 5th
Join me on Saturday, June 5th at 11 AM CST for this FREE learning opportunity sponsored by Educator Alexander. Last time, I did an Educator Alexander webinar, we explored Creating with Littles. This time, we will learn what Project Zero's Thinking Routines are and how they work. After, we will share how using technology tools can further amplify their use. A variety of technology tools will be shared and you will leave with lots of ideas that you can use the next Monday
Register at edalex.net/thinking.
2. New Directions in Education Virtual Summit-Monday, June 7- Friday, June 11th
The New Directions Conference is an entirely virtual conference with some truly amazing presenters. It is a littler pricer than some of the other conferences that I will share about, but as you look at the content provided, it is more than worth it. You get access to five days of content live, plus access to the replays until June 18th.
Register at https://directions.heysummit.com/tickets/
3. Day of Discovery- Saturday, June 12th
I could not be more excited about this conference. This conference is run by the one and only Lindsay Titus. If you have been following my journey, you know how much Lindsay has been part of my journey. Her inaugural Day of Discovery is going to be AMAZING! You have access to 12 sessions- including two keynotes. These sessions include topics on both personal and professional growth. If all of the other workshops and experiences Lindsay has previously done are any indication of what the Day of Discovery will look like, watch out- this will be EPIC!
4. Future Ready Nebraska- Monday, June 14th and Tuesday, June 15th
The Future Ready Nebraska conference is held Monday, June 15th and Tuesday, June 16th. It is two half days of learning with amazing keynotes from Douglas Fisher and Matt Miller to start off each day. Enjoy a variety of breakout sessions and learn more than you could imagine.
5. CUEd UP 2021- Monday, June 14th and Tuesday, June 15th
CUE'd Up 2021 is an great professional learning opportunity to add to your technology toolbox. It features two amazing mornings of content and is a perfect way to start your summer. Speakers from around the world will be sharing their best tips and this is definitely an opportunity that you should not miss.
6. Heart of Innovation Saved by the Summer Summit - Tuesday, June 15th and Wednesday, June 16th
If it looks like a flashback to Saved by the Bell and the 90s, then you are in the right place. This professional development opportunity is 100% free. and 100% virtual. Definitely check out this free learning opportunity and get to learn with some truly phenomenal educators for FREE!
7. AETC 2021- Wednesday, June 16th- Friday, June 18th
This hybrid conference is truly unique. It includes both face to face sessions, along with virtual sessions. It is indeed a Brave New World as we navigate this new world of conferences. With two and half days of concurrent sessions, there is tons of sessions to choose from. My three sessions are on Friday and I hope to see you there!