March 28, 2010
The ACEC2010 Digital Diversity Conference is just around the corner! I’m both excited and a little nervous.
- on the organising committee
- a presenter
- a panel member
- a school tour guide
- a delegate
So when choosing my badge for the ACEC2010, I decided to choose the badge that said it all – “I’m going to acec2010″
Over the last few weeks the excitement has been building and there are more and more educators talking about it within their PLNs on Twitter or Facebook. It’s been wonderful for me to see so many going from my own PLN, as well as coming across a few new people that I look forward to meeting.
Conferences are a great way to share ideas, stories and experiences formally, but also informally through chats by the coffee stand, at drinks in the afternoon or the conference dinner (which btw is a planned extravaganza not to be missed). I am sure that acec2010 will open the door to an even broader network of educators for myself and others.
As well as presenting this year, I am able to take people to my own educational setting – Manor Lakes P-12/Specialist College.
I guess for me it is like inviting friends to your home for the first time. Many of my PLN contacts have heard me speak of my experiences and challenges as an educator but have not seen my setting in person. Well on Tuesday 6th April I have quite a few visitors! And I am both nervous and excited to have them over. I have a lovely bunch of teachers who will also be helping on the day and for them it will be great to show off their spaces and their work with the students.