I was honoured to be a part of Dean Shareski’s Keynote presentation at the K-12 Online Conference and have our Identity Day featured in the presentation. Identity Day was a major highlight of my year since it was our school community coming together and doing something so simple, yet so powerful. It was a great day to be a part of.
In Dean’s keynote, he discusses how as educators it is essential, not optional, that we share what we do as educators. When Dean first brought this idea to me when we talked, I thought it may be a little much. As I move further into my own development though, and see the power of learning from a global community, I believe his words more everyday. I have learned so much from connecting to others while also having the opportunity to share my ideas as well. As our Forest Green School site develops into a collaborative blogging site, I am learning so much about our school and students, while being able to share any resources with them. I am hoping that many see the power of these types of projects for developing their own school culture. As Dean discusses, sharing is what we do as educators, and now it is time to take that next step.
The video below is about 25 minutes long, but is definitely worth watching.