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.
Intro to Ed Tech Project 1
5 years ago