Saturday, March 12, 2016

I Lost Something at MACUL 2016

Yes, I came home with all the iPads and robots. What I lost at MACUL 2016 was my voice! If you know me well, you know I can talk...a lot. It's a trait of being an only child. However, it has been a long time since I lost my voice. I think I was in the 8th grade when I had full-on laryngitis. I guess it's a good thing I don't plan on spending the evening on my party line. 

This bout of laryngitis is due to the great conversations I had with amazing educators at the MACUL conference. Conversations with good friends, co-workers, old co-workers, Twitter friends I finally got to meet, new acquaintances, and attendees at my sessions. 
We spoke about Making, MakerSpaces, technology, technology clubs, networking, communicating, learning spaces, and coaching. We shared stories, experiences, and goals.

I may not have made it to many session. Ok, I did not make it to any. But, spending that time listening to adults who were inspired to make a change in their classroom because of something they learned in a session or played with in the MakerSpace and hearing from those sweet kiddos in the student showcase share their learning was well worth it!
I will continue to learn from these conversations because I will continue to learn from these people I met and connected with at MACUL. Once my voice comes back:) 




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