A couple weeks ago, I was approached by Emily Fitzpatrick, the Director of Professional Development for EdTech Team Canada asking if I would be interested in giving an Ignite presentation at the upcoming Ontario EdTech Team Ontario Summit in Cambridge, Ontario, April 7th and 8th. For those who are unaware of what an Ignite speech is, don't worry I didn't know about them until that email!! Ignite Presentations describe themselves to be the following:
IGNITE IS A SERIES OF SPEEDY PRESENTATIONS
Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds.
The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes.
Ignite events are held in cities around the world.
Considering the featured image of this blog post, you can assume that I didn't refuse this once in a lifetime opportunity! I quickly agreed to take the jump and present at the summit in front of +450 educators!
Don't get me wrong; I have asked myself quite a few times... "What have I gotten myself into?" I am knee deep in practicum readings, plannings and marking... But, so far, the experience has been so exciting. I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been asked to present this year along with so many inspiring educators (A big shoutout to Jen Giffen!). In my tweet below, I mention how it has been on my Bucket List to present at a conference:
This morning, I was lucky enough to score an interview with Stephen Hurley and Kim Pollishuke on VoicEd Radio! We spoke about our perspectives on education and how we are preparing for the Summit Ignite event! Check it out bellow ⬇️⬇️
For more information, (speakers, location, and ticket info) be sure to visit: events.edtechteam.com/Ontario2018