Friday, November 5, 2010

Van Meter Log 1

Off to Van Meter...

I've been very excited about my trip to #edcampKC for a while. I've had it circled on my calendar for months. Well, it's been in my iCal for months. I'm excited to see how the #edcamp runs since I'm planning #edcampDetroit. All of the info I can walk away with will be very helpful. Plus, with my buddy Kyle being there, I will be able to get all of my questions answered.

I'm also excited to be spending the day in Van Meter, Iowa. They mythical school district we have all heard and read about is somewhere I've wanted to visit since I met the VM crew in Denver at ISTE. For those who do not know, my Freshmen English students have been working with students from VM this year ovn various blogs and projects. The goal at the end of the year is to put together a joint production of Romeo and Juliet. That is a lofty goal, but we have some great students and wonderful technology that can make this possible.

I've never been to Iowa or Kansas City, so I'm a little excited to see a bit of each place, but I'm really excited to see how education works in other places. It is so easy for teachers to forget that education is truly different everywhere in the country. I really hope I can take this great opportunity to see how another part of the country tries to educate their students. I hope I get to not only see how different things are, but I really want to see how similar all students and teachers really are. We might take a different path at times, but the goal is the same. I just can't wait to see the road that these teachers take their students on.

I'll be tweeting and posting like mad these next few days, so please keep an eye out on so e cool information coming out of Van Merer and Kansas City. I'll talk to you crazy education loving teachers later.

- @TheNerdyTeacher

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