Monday, November 23, 2009

Conferences & Workshops

The busy time of year is back! Holidays, workshops, conferences and grading...just to name a few. It's an exciting time, and typically this is a stretch of 5-6 weeks that goes by pretty quickly. It has been interesting to reflect on the first quarter of the year and seeing how so many of the students have grown into responsible, self-sufficient middle schoolers; while at the same time having quite a few students struggle with the new demands.

Conferences began last Thursday, with a pretty good turnout from parents. The night was steady, but certainly not busy. I am hoping to see more parents today and tomorrow morning, to at least meet people, put faces to names, and celebrate many successes.

This morning we have the first part of our fall workshops, and we are meeting with our Communities of Practice. My CoP this year is focused on integrating technology into the classroom, and it has been fun and rewarding to learn many new ways to do just that. Even this morning, I just created my first - albeit very amatuer - Scratch project. Even though the students have the week off, there's a lot of learning going on...

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