Nothing wrong with a tent

The road to learning

I grew up camping. Early on in my life, my family would go for two weeks to Vermont, being the only affordable vacation for the five of us. My dad built two boxes to fit on our car, and my mother would some how pack them up with all the necessities. We camped rain or shine, going into town to do laundry mid week. My father would spend the day fishing on the pond, while my mother had my brothers and I at the beach. Luckily for me, I was so little, I don’t recall these events, because the stories told now with laughter sound dreadful! :))
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Later in my childhood camping trips were weekends and less dramatic. I loved when we would go in the fall, nights were cool so you snuggled up each night in a sleeping bag, and wake to the smell of my father cooking Spam…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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