“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy August!

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over!! I have to start out by apologizing for not updating this site in a while, but I have been busy finishing up my graduate work. In about two weeks, I will officially have a Masters in Educational Technology. If you'd like to take a look at my two year journey, you can check out my capstone portfolio I have been working on for over 6 months. I will consumed with coursework between now and the first day of school, but it is all well worth it! I have learned so many neat things that I can't wait to try out this year!

photo credit: permission from
flickr user TJ Houston
I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer! I know I have LOVED the weather here in Ohio once all the rain stopped! My family and I have enjoyed a couple trips to Kings Island. The weather has been perfect lately for some outside time. Hopefully, you have enjoyed some too. 

Me and my friend hanging
 with some UC players
In June, I made two trips north to meet and chat with some amazing Ohio educators. First up was #edcampCLE, a participate driven conference where the participants decide the agenda. I was excited to share some time with my #edubestie, Morgan (@room5friends) who shares my love of technology and working with exceptional students. Later in June, I ventured to Columbus to attend the first ever #ohedchat meet up. #ohedchat is a weekly chat that takes place on twitter where Ohio educators discuss various topics effecting our schools. A meet up is were individuals who interact online have a chance to meet in person. For this event, I was about to meet and interact with individuals from my personal learning network (PLN) from twitter. It was great to talk to other educators who have similar views as well as individuals who have similar struggles.

The football women ~ can you find me?
My favorite part of the summer took place this week on July 31. I was fortunate enough to attend the University of Cincinnati's Woman's football clinic. My childhood dream of playing football was fulfilled (well, at least a little bit) as we received a tour of the locker rooms before heading to the field for a little practice. We even met Coach Tuberville!! 
All proceeds from the clinic went to benefit breast cancer research at The Barrett Cancer Center at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

Here are a couple upcoming dates you will need to know!
  • August 5 Welcome Letters/supply lists to be sent out - I will post Welcome Letter and supply list on this site as well so check back next week.
  • August 15 from 6:30-7:30 Welcome Back Ice Cream Social - stop by, visit w/friends, share your exciting summer news, and enjoy some delicious ice cream!
  • August 28 from 6:30-8:00 Curriculum Night - This will be a time to meet the staff and learn about academic & behavioral expectations at each grade level.
If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask!

No comments:

Post a Comment