Fall CUE was another great conference and I would like to share some of what I learned and presented. The biggest difference between Fall CUE and others was the intimacy. This conference felt like the conversations were more pointed. The classrooms were perfect and we did not have any people sitting on the floor, unless you were a boss like Alice Keeler and Lisa Highfill (standing room only), their sessions were great! The classrooms were nice because it felt like running a PD in my own district.
I was fortunate enough to get accepted as a presenter and my two sessions were:
The thought process behind these presentations were to let the attendees leave with something they can take back and work on immediately. I realized quickly that many people are working on e-portfolios in some form or fashion. Our district is working to integrate e-portfolios in a way that does not add another item to the plate of our teachers. We essentially took the curriculum that we had a created one lesson that teachers could implement with a little tech infusion. Funssessments was all about looking at assessments tools and playing. We highlighted
One of the best aspects of presenting this year was getting to present, its about to get real corny up in here, with my best friend, my wife, Ruby (@MrsRubyRivera). She is an amazing teacher and I get to bounce all my ideas off of her. Ruby is special and everything she works at is perfection. Getting some alone time in a beautiful place like Napa was a wonderful treat. She makes me better everyday.
Present Like A Boss
I have tons to learn about presenting and how to get to Boss Level Presenting (or RockStar Presenting, another great Corippo session) but this was a wonderful experience. What I wrestle with is, am I sharing valuable information at this level? I know presenting at my district is productive because I know the needs of my school sites. I love listening to what the audience took away from my session but people are always so nice, look below:
I am thankful for all the peeps that joined in our sessions and shared in our learning experience. I have lots to learn and I am glad to have company. Have a nice day.