Edcamp St. Louis recharges my teacher batteries. Third Quarter is always the toughest time of the the year. But after I leave edcamp St. Louis, it helps rejuvenate my focus.
My first session at Edcamp St. Louis in 2012 was Bold School which was facilities by Matt Weld. It was engaging exciting and big pictures discussion we had in the hour. I loved that we had diverse group in the room and talk about how we can make education better. I think sometimes we get to silo-ed with our professional development. Sometime we need to take a moment to look at and discuss big picture ideas.
It is this collaborative and open space that keeps me coming back year after year.
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