Sunday, August 27, 2017

Launch Hays District PD Conference

For the second time since its inception, Hays CISD has hosted a district wide professional development conference where by all of the 1700 faculty and staff meet to enjoy a day of learning, exploration, and camaraderie. This day is wonderful event where teachers can re-connect with each other and reinvigorate their spirit of life long learning with newly acquired knowledge, tools, and practises which can be transferred into the classroom for the benefit of all nearly 20,000 of our waiting students.

I am so proud and honored to be part of this event. The realization of a life lone dream of mine to support teachers has come to fruition. Being given the change to impact the academic success of our students is something that I do not take lightly. The presentations I developed were fine tuned to sustain a session that included a balance of training and hands on so that teachers could at least begin the creation of something that could be utilized within the first few days of school.

At the end of my presentations I include a link to a Google Form that has been created for participants to provide my feedback on the quality of the presentation and questions/topics they have going forward. I am still nervous at times to see how I have been rated becasue of the perfectionist in my wants to reach all the needs of my participants and make sure that the quality is the very best I can provide. I have been honored and truly touched by some of the feedabck that I have received. It continually gives me confidence that I am growing as an insturctional coach and leader. I know that I still have much to learn and I look forward to continuing my personal and professional growth.

I am excited to continue to work with teachers who want to delve deeper into technology integration. The countdown has begun, ignition is moments away, this launch will be momentous.

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