This morning, I was trying to remember how many times I have attended the Illinois Technology Conference for Educators (IL-TCE). I know that I attended at least six of them as a part of the Video Etc., Education Alliance, Advanced Technology Workgroup teams, plus twelve out of the last fifteen years that I have been here at North Shore. I am figuring that it is at least 18 or 19 years.
This year, however, will be special. I am participating as a Spotlight Speaker. My topics this year are “Personal Learning Networks – Engaging the Adult Members of Your Community” and “Cultivating Global Collaborations”. I both excited and nervous about the presentations. On Thursday, I am presenting in the Amphitheater Main Stage, where I have hung on the words of Will Richardson, Tim Wilson, Larry Anderson, and Steve Dembo in the past. I only hope that I am half as good at inspiring others as those whom I have seen there in the past. A challenge that I am looking forward to.