I enjoyed the second and third keynotes sessions from the Blogger's cafe. Kathy and I missed the first keynote because we were setting up our poster session.
|Sharon Davidson's poster session|
|Kristin Ziemke's Session|
This year I once again tried really hard to connect with as many people as I could but I still managed to miss spending quality time with people. Krissy Venosdale is one who comes to mind first. She and I managed to sneak away for 1:1 time, and small group time at last years ISTE but this year our schedules just never seemed to click. Yes, I did see her, and hugs were exchanged of course, but our time together was way too short. I have no idea when I'll be face to face with her again so it's a tough one for me to stomach.
Over all though ISTE was, once again, an incredible experience. I am so thankful I was able to share it with some of my Surrey Schools colleagues as our converstaions will continue long after the conference has ended. Will I be back next year? You betcha as long as I can save enough to fund the trip. (Hey, anyone want to sponsor me?) Thankfully, next year ISTE is once again after the Canadian school year is over which means if I can get my funding in order, I won't have to worry about missing my last week of school with my students. This doesn't happen often so I need to take advantage of it when it does. I'm sure there were more Canadians at ISTE this year because it took place after Canadian schools finished for the year. If you're able to get to ISTE 2015 in Philly GO! Seriously, you won't regret it.
Thank you ISTE for another incredible conference.