Thursday, June 19, 2014
Yesterday we dipped our toe in the “conference” waters. We held our first Eighth Floor Open World. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. We are already making plans for next summer.
The pupose of Open World is to help educators reignite their passion for teaching and learning. At most colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, summers are a little slower and quieter. Many of the people who attended can use this time to attend professional development events such as this. Others were just taking a much needed break from a still busy schedule. Regardless, there was definitely passion. Educators amaze me. They never stop learning and doing more for their students. The passion is always there.
For me, Scott, Linda, and Katy, that’s what yesterday was about for us – doing more for OUR students. Summers for us are crazy busy. Classes are full and days are long and we absolutely love it. Spending our summers with educators like these is what reignites our passion.
My favorite moment from yesterday: “Like Walt Whitman always said, YOLO!”
Great video - treat yourself for a minute.
I hope we see you at Open World next year!