I just finished attending a virtual educational conference this last week. There were so many amazing speakers that poured out their knowledge to the attendees. However, by the end of the week, my brain was swimming! The best word to describe how I felt was overwhelmed.
Preparing for the Conference
One of my hobbies is working with planners, so before the conference, I used my planner supplies to create a “binder” for the week’s materials. As I listened to the speakers, I printed their handouts, took my notes, and added them to my binder.
After the Educational Conference
I had spent a lot of extra time at the conference, so I took several days after the conference to catch up on my other work. Now, I’m ready to dive into digesting what I learned. I created these conference notes sheets. They give me space to jot down the main takeaways and then I made a space to put in my action steps.
After I had these notes done, I put them into my Trello. Some are on my general to-do list, and some are put into future to-do lists. There are some of these things that I am not going to be tackling right now, but I may be ready in a couple of months.
If you would like a free copy of my educational conference notes, you can download them here: Conference Notes
As you can see these were made for the Teachers Pay Teachers Forward 2021 conference, but you can use these for any conference you might be attending.
If you are a bilingual teacher, we have a great educational conference coming up at the end of July. The Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit will be July 26-30….and guess who is presenting? I will be offering a presentation on Engaging Your Students with Online Platforms in Your Classroom. I hope you will join us (and you can use your conference notes for this too!)