I can still remember the year that Mitt Price, my principal, offered to send me to TCEA as a 4th-grade teacher, as a “reward” for all that I was doing on and for our campus, a Technology Magnet Center.
As a Technology Facilitator, I loved attending and presenting with some pretty awesome friends on a tech dream team.
I took several years off, once I became an administrator…thinking that I needed to delineate my “leadership” role.
Attending TCEA last year, for the first time in YEARS, and presenting multiple sessions this year, I realized how very important it is to have a variety of voices, sharing a variety of roles and perspectives. My title is just one piece of the story…and not even the most important one. Four packed rooms with ALL kinds of educators was a breath of fresh air. We need MORE leaders sharing. We need “EdTech” voices in other spaces.
Never limit yourself. By title, by experience, or opinion.
Surround yourself with people who respect you, what you do, and who take the privilege of responsibility seriously.
Links to the presentations are below!