It’s been a very busy week at work. And when combined with preparations for the workshop I will be doing at our state educational technology conference next week (still not finished), there’s been little time left for blogging. If you haven’t done so already, head on over to The Education Wonks and take a look at the fifth Carnival of Education. Lots of interesting stuff.
This conference, in beautiful downtown Norfolk, VA, is always a good chance to get away from here and rediscover that our overly large school system is not the center of the educational universe. We do some things very well in ed tech (and other areas) but there’s a lot we can – and should – learn from other districts. It’s too bad more of the people making the big decisions, the ones with all the money, don’t come to these events and take a really good look.
Anyway, the conference will have lots of free connectivity so I’ll be posting a few observations and maybe a picture or two over the next couple of days.
When doing teacher summer math workshops we always did special invitations to administrators. Some would say yes and then cancel the day before, most wouldn’t respond. Occassionally one would participate – they were usually from small towns, and they usually had highly effective schools.