Using this document as a guide, I have been able to add favorites for the conference via the app and the ISTE website. As Jessica an Ben recommend, it is useful to visit both. Luckily, the app and your online experience in a browser sync with each other, resulting in a user-friendly experience. While you will need to click (or tap) sync to update your information, it's still a great way to create a schedule that works for you. I have already been able to add the sessions I am interested in attending into my favorites for future planning.
Speaking of planning, it has been strange to plan for a conference using the lens of my new role. Previously, I would often find myself in sessions on teaching math and finding ways to enhance classroom instruction using technology. While I was always interested in sessions on professional learning, my role as a Professional Learning Partner has created a laser-like focus for my on adults learning and online learning. In particular, I am very interested in best practices for creating online learning opportunities and using badges or other micro-credentials to enhance professional learning. In addition, I want to seek out methods that utilize mobile learning and allow for enhanced tracking of learner competencies and strengths. I look forward to sharing my learning through my blog and on several social media platforms next week :)
If you would like to connect with me at ISTE, please feel free to reach out to me on twitter @PsylowNerd. I'm so excited for some inspiring days of learning and connecting with other edtech enthusiasts!!
Next week, I am excited to attend my first ISTE conference! In order to prepare for this event, I attended a session at #DEPLA2016 with the lovely Jessica Raleigh and Ben Wilkoff. In this session, Jessica and Ben provide a list of resources for attendees, along with tips for navigating such a large conference in a way that meets your learning needs. You can find the document here. Check it out - it's pretty amazing.
Mattea Juengel is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools.