ECET2- Kentucky (TakeAways)

September 27th, 2014 No Comments

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky held the first Green River Region ECET2 conference in Owensboro, Kentucky on September 20th 2014. The focus of the conference was “Our Voices Matter” Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers.

The Keynote speaker, Jack “Goose” Givens, gave an AMAZING presentation on what it takes to be successful. Here are some clips from his presentation:

There were three break out sessions at different points during the day that covered an abundance of topics which included:

  • Blended Learning
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Why I Tweet (And Maybe You Should, Too)
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Creating A Paperless Classroom: The iPad Model
  • Literacy Links
  • Digging Deeper into Math Common Core
  • Science and Engineering Practices in the Life Sciences
  • Why New? Why Now? Why SS Standards?
  • The Effect of KCAS on Special Education
  • Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Making Connections with National Board
  • Teacher Powered Schools
  • Hope Street Group
  • What’s Your 30sec Commercial? How to Speak Up and Advocate

I attended and presented at this conference. My presentation was in the first breakout session and titled, “Blended Learning in the Middle School Classroom”. I attended the Why New? Why Now? Why SS Standards and Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

There were also two Colleague Circles that lead groups on a guided discussion about education today. I really enjoyed these discussions and meeting some of the most wonderful educators in schools today!

Take Away: As educators, we are leaders. Our students are the center of everything we do and transform us with each new year. There are hurdles that often stand before us in many forms. Once in a while, barriers with our colleagues arise, and we find new solutions. ECET2 was an opportunity to discuss possible solutions to barriers and celebrate our accomplishments as educators.

Take Away#2: Be Motivated, Have A Positive Attitude, and SET SOME GOALS!

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