In reflecting on the work our teachers are doing as well as the learning, I can say we are continually growing in our proficiency in using the technology in more effective and applicable ways. It is great to see our own teachers provide some of the training. I am sure many more of our teachers would be able to do the same knowing the expertise that exists in our District.
A quote that impressed me provided by the presenter in a break out session on Project Based Learning was:
"We don't need our kids to memorize facts; we need them to be able to use those facts."
I also enjoyed the presentation from our Keynote speaker, Jim Sill.
I understand that one Technology Bootcamp Professional Day is not going to make a big difference over night. But, I do also understand how reinforcing the rationale and the practice of using technology in powerful ways can make a huge difference in our work with our students on a daily basis.