Podstock 2015 was a great event as I worked towards many goals. Last year my team was lacking in spirit for the Make Create Do Teach Challenges. I remember dragging them out for the team events. So I made an honest effort to do EVERY individual challenge.
I think the hardest one was connecting with every vendor. That took the longest for sure.
The best one was stretching my photography background to create a collage spelling out STEAMPunk.
If I could sum up Every Session I attended I would do it in so:
Don't just focus on STEAM Add in the Tinkering and Aesthetics for your students so they connect and fail with their work. "You WANT to kick them... with Love," @GingerLewman.
"You have to let things go," @russkahle. You need to be able to rewind yourself so students can go at their own pace. Let students create without your control.
"I don't teach this; They Explore It." @McCall_Kelley. #BeBrave and let the students set the pace (even in coding).
"If you don't use an app, you won't remember it." @KSLibraryGuy Be problem solvers and find ways to use what you have like McGuyver!
"Feel free to stalk the grantees and ask questions." @vperezy For that manner let your students have those same opportunities to ask questions.
And no matter what it is about THEIR Future. Think about the changes we are undergoing what will it be like for the class of 2028 who is in Kindergarten right now. @glennw98
I am a 2nd Grade teacher with years of experience in digital editing and film. I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt, am a professional wedding photographer, and instruct fine art painting classes.