Wow June is here and I am absolutely SWAMPED!! What is on my agenda?
My to do list is crazy–
- This week!! May Monthly Library Report (90% done) and Annual Report (60%) done. My goal is to turn in May’s this week, and submit the Annual Report next week.
- June 6-8, 2011: A district staff development worth 60 renewal credits! Googlicious is from 8-4PM Monday through Wednesday, and honestly I don’t know what they can teach me, but I need the certificate renewal credits, so I signed up. My friend has said she plans to ditch if she is above and beyond the content skill-wise, as she doesn’t want to be “teaching” others when she has other things she needs to be doing. I have contemplated the same, but I will probably stick it out and help where needed. I really need the points, and helping others will help pass the time in a productive way. I guess it’s just my nature as a teacher librarian.
- June 13th–visit Clemson to talk with the leader of their program, Creative Inquiry. Our school has created a task force (and I’m apart of it) to implement a similar program, and we want to visit Clemson and see first hand how theirs is working, what the pros and cons are, and decide what will work for us in a high school setting. It should be interesting.
- June 14-15th! UTC. The Upstate Technology Conference is on Tuesday and Wednesday that week, so after a day spent at Clemson, I’ll travel to Greenville, SC for this FREE conference, where I’m presenting as well. My preso will be for the busy teacher trying to embrace tools to improve the performance of the teacher and well as breath new life into classroom projects. I will be sitting in an informal session with Dr. Chris Craft as he reviews the Infocus IN3916 Projector I have, showing me tips and tricks for use in the classroom. I’m looking forward to this. I already L♥VE the machine, and I know he will help me take it to the next level for classroom (well, library) use.
- June 21, 2011: SCASL Summer Institute, Columbia, SC
- June 24-29, 2011: I travel to Philadelphia to participate in EdubloggerCon and ISTE 2011’s Annual Conference. I missed last year, opting for the annual ALA conference, and have decided I will stick with ISTE as my annual national conference. Nothing against ALA, but as an educator, I swear I get the most bang for my buck at ISTE. This year I am participating in the SIGMS forum as a panelist, and great news–it will be broadcast via ISTE Vision!
As you can see I have quite a busy June!! July will bring a possible move–we are giving serious consideration to moving closer to my work location. I guess that is the beauty of renting–you can pick up and move anytime you want too. Since selling my home four years ago, I have felt like a transplant anyway, so this will not be so traumatic. We may even look to “buy” this time instead of rent–renting is getting old. So July is totally shot too if this comes to fruition.