|Inspiration, new ideas, and a rap performance by teachers|
Becca Wypiszynski and Kim Ferguson were elements that
made The One Conference a special event!
That's our second goal of the day: to provide inspirational yet practical ideas that you can take back to your classroom and use with students.
As great as the day is, it is this second goal that is most important. All of the fun and learning, all of the inspiration and sharing does not amount to much if what educators learn on the day never filters down to use with students.
That is our challenge to all of you. Make all of the energy and learning that happens at The One Conference meaningful. Put something you have learned into practice with your students.
There are many ways to do that. We suggested one way with our Make a Splash! activity. The goal was to find a friend, a risk partner, that would hold you personally accountable for following through with your plans. It is not about somebody else telling you what to do and when to do it. It is about your internal motivation to identify a shift that can happen, to take a risk, and to make a change for the benefit of your students.
So we encourage each of you to do your part to make The One Conference meaningful by viewing the day as the beginning of the journey to shift just one instructional practice with students. Your students rely on you to provide them with these kinds of learning opportunities!