I have had an extremely exciting summer of professional development with ISTE (International Society of Technology Educators) and ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator) Summer Institute. I have been with my peeps, these people are on the top of their game and are innovative with the creative meter off the charts. But, let’s come down to earth. We all started somewhere. We had a moment or moments, almost like a religious experience, that “aha” that shifted us to make technology a way of life. This was discussed in depth with my challenged based learning group from ADE, our project was professional development (PD) with fellow staff members or in the various presenting venues, thus the name ADE4PD.
I can remember when my school put in its first lab and walking in trying to use the mouse. I had NO idea how it worked. But, the biggest “aha” came from my students talking and showing me what was out there. Here is my video of my “aha.” What was your “aha” moment?