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Monday, November 15, 2010

Educational Technology Conference

I attended the Optimum Lightpath Educational Technology Conference last week and found that I was not one of the 10 lucky winners of a $10,000 grant to upgrade my classroom with technology. At least writing the grant application was a learning experience, and the next time that I do one I will only be better at it.

The conference itself was interesting in several respects, the first of which is that I was one of only a few teachers in attendence. Most attendees were technology directors, principles or superintendents. Also, many schools brought along a platoon of individuals. The conference featured a key note speaker from Cisco and a panel discussion featuring educators, technology coordinators, curriculum coordinators and a representative from the technology office of the NJ Department of Education. The key note speech used examples that were a bit far out of the box, but I found the discussion panel session to be very informative. All in all, it was a professional development day well spent.

1 comment:

  1. The experience you have received from this process will hopefully lead to a better outcome next year, or in the years to come. I can imagine that navigating through the grant-application world is complex at first. Better luck next year!