Over the years of attending User conferences, I have realized that they are always exciting because of the energy level of the participants. I love the idea that teachers gather on a Saturday to share their expertise and commitment to learning more about using technology as a teaching and learning tool. At a conference I was at recently, 200 people came together to learn from their peers. These optional events always generate a lot of energy and excitement. The user conferences are also a great place to get a hands on approach with SMART boards and help enhance your skills. Remember practice makes perfect! It’s also nice to socialize, with so much formal and informal discussion throughout the day there is no question that you will pick up on ideas and techniques far quicker than learning by yourself. It’s wonderful to see that SMART boards are the catalyst for developing professional learning communities.
See you at the next conference.