Returning to school from MACUL means returning with so many ideas it can feel like a freshman-sized backpack full of books. Maybe that analogy doesn't work anymore with everything fitting on an 11" Chromebook or iPad, but it certainly can feel overwhelming.
Part of going to these conferences is returning to your district with some new knowledge to share. One of my colleagues I was fortunate of attending with this year gave an awesome presentation to the staff of Oakwood about some of the takeaways she had. She was so positive and picked a few that she knew would work in her classroom, and that she could start right away.
Her favorite quote is "You don't have to do everything, but do try something." This is a great mantra after MACUL. There are really amazing things going on in education, and technology transforms and revolutionizes that every day. We are fortunate to have the amazing amount of resources available to us through modern technology, but integrating it in a meaningful way is where a teacher can really shine. Teachers strive all the time to provide their kids with the best learning possible, and teachers are really digging deep in to educational technology as a resource for that.
Instructional Technology Coach