Friday, February 15, 2013

Teacher2Teacher - My Favorite Annual PD Event

This is a post primarily for folks in western Canada and Montana, but it is open to anyone who is interested. 

For the fourth consecutive year I have been invited to speak at the Teacher 2 Teacher conference in Bow Island, Alberta. This year's event is happening on April 29th and 30th. Over the course of the two days 120 workshops are provided by more than thirty presenters. As usual the conference organizer is bringing in some great people from Canada, the United States, and Australia! I was recently describing the conference to my friend Rushton Hurley who will coming from California to present on video creation in the classroom (I'm presenting on Google Apps among other things). In describing the conference I told Rushton that it has a very EdCamp-like feel to it. There is not a keynote session nor is there any pretentiousness to any aspect of the conference. All of the presenters are very approachable and all of the workshops are held in classrooms or computer labs so that you can actually try the things that you're learning about while the presenter is there to help you.

I strongly encourage anyone within driving distance of Bow Island to put Teacher2Teacher in your spring calendar today.

And a bonus aspect of visiting the Bow Island area is getting to see the world's largest pinto bean and the world's largest teepee.