|The workshop will be held tomorrow at Regis College in Weston, MA|
I've known Wes since his high school days when he coached the local Wayland Warriors summer swim team. As an outstanding swimmer in the Wayland Public Schools, Wes naturally gravitated towards sharing his expertise and his terrific ability to coach and lead children as a swim coach, and later as a student at Emanuel College, teacher, and now edtech director and education leader, consultant, and educator.
Wes's enthusiasm and zest for education online and off is contagious. When I told my own children, who know Wes as a coach, about the conference, their response was that he's a great match for this work and leadership. That's one reason why I wanted to be involved from the first time I heard about the conference. Connecting with enthusiastic, innovative, and experienced educators is a terrific way to grow your skill and expertise.
Wes has presented multiple times for the international education community mainly in southeast Asia and online via Google+ and other venues. Now he is bringing his interests and expertise with regard to edtech and deeper learning to the United States. While edtech has attracted tremendous interest, discussion, and debate in United States' schools, it seems to me that deeper learning has not received the same amount of attention. That's another reason why I wanted to attend and present at this workshop. I think deeper learning is the way we need to move as educators and learners at this time in order to promote the best possible education for each child.
Since it's the first time this edtech workshop will take place, the workshop is open to any and all interested educators. If you're free tomorrow, you may want to attend. Take a look at the offerings and join us for a day of deep, energized learning discussion, creativity, and share.