This weekend, I attended the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) Summit in Orange County. I just had my 2nd baby, Nolan, and have been out since May 12th. I have not been officially working for almost 3 full months. Yes, I have been on Twitter, I read a book about PBL, and did a small amount of planning, but nothing like I have done the past couple of summers. This summit was two days of intense training and amazing keynotes. Talk about getting back into the game! In my last session, the presenter stated that she believed every teacher should blog and she challenged us to start blogging. Challenge accepted!!!
She ended the presentation by stating that these innovations did not just magically happen over night. They took time and there were lots of failures. She also stated that we should get out there and present. So, as I drove the Ortega Highway home, I made a goal for myself to present at a conference within a year. I don't know what I will present or how, which makes me nervous and anxious, but that's my goal. Hopefully, my name will be in the program of ISTE or CUE or some other conference and I, Ashley Fulmer, will be a presenter!