|#EduHike - round 1|
The #EduHike was great! I loved meeting a new friend, and seeing quite a few familiar faces. In total, we had 8 humans and 1 dog on our hike. During the hike, there was plenty of opportunity to chat with everyone. Too often at conferences and other meet-ups, we spend a lot of the time looking down at a device, and not making real connections. Or, we're too busy Tweeting, blogging, and Voxing to sit down with our PLN and just talk. Even though a lot of the conversation was face to back-of-head (safety!), I felt like the collaborative discussions I had were productive and pushed my thinking in new and deeper directions. There's something about being outside that allows us to relax and happily share our successes and struggles as teachers.
|We made it to the top!|
Maria, Megan, Riley (dog!), Kate, Meryl, Mari, Nicole, Natalie, Nishantha
Here's the vlog I made on the hike. Vlogging is way out of my comfort zone, but I'm determined to practice and get better (and less awkward!).
#EduHike round 2, coming summer 2016!
PS. Interested in hosting your own? Go for it! I'm thinking about making this a thing at some point...