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Reflections from IL-ED Tech Conference

What a busy two days it has been. My first professional development conference as a Tech Staff Developer has invigorated me even more as I come back with new ideas, visions for the future, and key contacts to reach out to in times of need. A daily summary of the trip:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

After making the rounds through the Exhibit Hall, I went to a small meeting room for my first presentation. The topic was SharePoint, and I was excited to see and hear what other districts were doing for their Intranet sites. Since Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) is relatively new , my timing is good in that I'm entering during the beginning phases of the technology. I was immediately at home when I saw the familiar SharePoint look of D230's sites. It was refreshing to see some design elements that I can mimic at ETHS, but most of all, I was relieved to learn that they were using the same features that our teachers use, so my work with the ETHS faculty thus far…

Conference at the Capital

I'm heading down to Springfield, IL for the Illinois Educational Technology Conference for Thursday and Friday. Just looking at the schedule is rather overwhelming, but I'm uber excited about learning from other tech leaders and beginning to network those in similar positions. This will be my first professional conference as Tech Staff Developer, so I'm eager to soak it all in.

Video finished for Google Teacher Academy 2009

I'm sending the app later today, but here's the video I created using animoto.com.
Educators can get a free all-access pass by applying here.
Enjoy!