I am very excited about my state’s Summer of eLearning. This summer all around the state of Indiana there are great conferences happening where you can learn about all types of free online webtools, the possibilities with technology, and find some great people/educators to get connected with. The conferences start on June 7 and will be held at different sites around the state through August 2.
I will be leading some sessions at three or four of these conferences. My sessions will include webtools that unleash teacher creativity, creation of a teacher website using Weebly.com, and using Google Apps in your classroom. Many of the conferences have some great keynote speakers such as Adam Bellow, Kevin Honeycutt, Leslie Fisher, and Will Richardson just to name a few. These speakers will also be leading some fantastic breakout sessions. You are bound to learn something that you can take with you and apply directly to your classroom.
All of the conferences are very affordable for all of us on a teacher’s budget. You really cannot go wrong with any of them, however I would like to plug the conference that my district is putting on in Evansville. The dates are July 10 and 11. This will be our 4th EVSC eRevolution conference. Each year it has gotten bigger and better. Registration is open right now at http://evscicats.com/erevolution/ Our keynotes are Yong Zhao, Eric Sheninger, and Adam Bellow. We also will have the awesome Leslie Fisher that will be sharing her wealth of knowledge. It is going to be amazing! The eRevolution focuses on how to achieve excellent teaching and learning for the Digital Age and is open to all educators. Last year the conference served more than 900 educators from more than 90 school corporations, universities and other educational entities from as far away as Texas.
Don’t let the summer go by without attending one of these tremendous events. To take a look at what the good old state of Indiana has to offer. You can check out the full schedule of locations, speakers, and dates at this web site: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/technologies/conference-list-2013 Make it a summer of eLearning.