Friday, April 20, 2018

A lot can happen in a year!

My last post was about the fabulous learning adventure that Alice Barr and I had in Sao Paulo, Brazil,  thanks to Carla Arena and her awesome group of international learners. Check out the post from last April 2017.
A lot has happened:
~ A great connection was made in Sao Paulo and using  Microsoft's Skype Mystery Classroom and several classrooms in Maine and Roberto Bemfico Peters. Roberto made a promise to me when I was in Sao Paulo, "I'll be and stay in touch." He did and one year later we do check in on one another. He worked through time zones, internet issues, as well as audio issues in order to allow his students to speak to our Maine students. The smiles on the faces of students and teachers were illuminating!
~ I retired from teaching in December 2017 in order to fulfill one dream of skiing 100 days in a season. On April 5, 2018, I reached my goal of 100 days. I have a happy heart and was so fortunate to be able to ski all winter!
~ Two hours after I retired I received an email from ACTEM- Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine- to see if I was interested in a role as Conference Chair for the October 11 and 12, 2018 dates. I had worked on the conference committee for several years and I knew what I was getting into, so I said YES! So, my role as conference chair has brought me out of blog retirement! I'll be updating information and making connections about the upcoming conference. Put the dates on your calendar, you won't be disappointed!

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