David Cox, superintendent Allegheny County Public Schools, has been directing the Singing Superintendents for seven years! His passion for music is what drives his commitment to this important part of the National Conference on Education’s closing session.
When I attended Trish Rubin’s Thought Leader session on marketing, I expected to hear best practices related to business. It was refreshing to have a focus on BrandED and to truly unpack our thinking about the story we tell about ourselves.
This is the third time in the last two years that I have heard a presentation by Bill Daggett. Eerily, each time I see Dr. Daggett present, he uses examples of even more sophisticated technology. (What better way to prove his point that change is accelerating!) There was another part of his message today that was different – the focus on mental health. It made his message even more compelling!
Did you know that an entire ecosystem can be found beneath a dock? Sea anemones, mussels, sponges and barnacles are just a few of the organisms we got to touch during an experiential field trip sponsored by the Superintendents’ Environmental Education Consortium (SEEC).
Relationships are important in our professional and personal lives. Attending a conference together gives colleagues the opportunity to share professional development, but also to relax together. Last night, 10 colleagues from Maryland enjoyed dinner together. We laughed with and learned more about each other.
When I was asked to serve on the Governing Board, I gladly accepted; but, quite honestly, I really had no idea what it would entail. I quickly learned it is a unique opportunity to interact with colleagues from across the nation to provide leadership to AASA through policy, legislative platforms and programming.
In my early years as a teacher, I was encouraged to use “anticipatory set” to motivate and prepare my students for the lesson I was about to teach. Right now, I feel like I am in the “anticipatory set” for next week’s AASA National Conference on Education. The opportunity to interact with colleagues from across the globe, to hear inspirational speakers, and to indulge in professional learning cannot be beat!