What 21st Century PD should be
“A good retreat is better than a bad stand” ~Irish Saying
For a day and a half in the middle of May, #CAISCT edtechs, from Information Techs to Tech Integrators to Academic Tech Coordinators, escape to the hills of CT. The annual Academic Technology Retreat is the oasis away to learn, share, and grow to benefit the staff and students back in our buildings.
This “unconference” is homegrown PD for all areas of academic technology. Sessions are created on the fly and led by attendees to discuss and learn together, with the ability to move between sessions, as needed, to fit ones needs. It begins with an engaging keynote, this year Dirk DeLo from @AvenuesEd talked about the use of technology within and to enhance curriculum. This was followed by the “Smackdown” where for 10 minutes attendees brainstorm apps and websites to share for personal and professional usage. The…
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