Phew! Time flies when you’re busy! It’s hard to believe we’re on week three of summer holidays already and our first trip back to Germany since we last lived in Munich three years ago is already over. Clearly I’m going to be doing very little writing over the next six weeks or so (not so unusual for summer break for me – once I slow down, I really slow down).
This summer is especially busy with our trip to Munich, a few weeks in Connecticut with my family, a few weeks in Oregon with my husband’s family, then back to CT for another week so Alex can take a Praxis exam for his English teacher’s certification, before we head back to Bangkok at the end of July. I guess I lost my mind for a few minutes there when I was booking all those flights. The price you pay for living internationally – the cost, time and effort to visit all relatives must be borne by those residing outside of the country.
Sadly, with all this traveling to and fro across our rather large country, I am not going to be attending NECC this year (actually, I’ve never been!). But somehow, thanks to the wonderful Carolyn Foote, I will be presenting (remotely, of course) at a panel session with the brilliant minds of Carolyn, Joyce Valenza, Cathy Nelson, Diane Cordell, Judy O’Connell, and Anita Beaman.
In all honesty, I’m not even sure I’m qualified to be on a panel with these amazing ladies, but I’m so happy to be able to offer a brief (seven minutes to be exact) video introduction to the process of developing our 21st Century Literacy program at ISB. Just in case you’re interested, and you’re not going to be at NECC, check it out here:
Of course all the information shared in the video is the result of the work of our fantastic ISB21 team: Justin Medved, Dennis Harter, Rob Rubis, Ida Kesley and myself. It’s hard to believe that we’ll have two new members to our awesome team come August: Jeff Utecht and Chad Bates. Does it get any better than that?
And, that just might be all the school-related thinking I’m going to do this summer…
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