This was my first time going to MACUL and it was incredible! It was so inspiring to hear from other educators who are doing amazing things in their classrooms. Not only did the conference help me continue to wrap my mind around the concept of blended learning, but it also introduced me to some new ideas that I could take back and implement immediately. I found myself overwhelmed with resources that I can save and revisit as I continue to create my blended classroom.
Two things that I’m excited to try are Mystery Skype and BreakoutEDU. I love the idea of expanding our walls and connecting with other classrooms around the country through Skype or Hangouts. BreakoutEDU will be a fantastic way to help my students build collaboration and critical thinking skills. I plan to use these challenges as a way to either introduce a new unit to my students or as a culmination activity for a unit.
MACUL was such an energizing, eye-opening experience and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to go! ~Michal Vandenberg - Third Grade, Lake CenterThank you, Michal for sharing your MACUL take aways. I love the enthusiasm you are bringing back to your third graders, and look forward to watching your Genius Hour and BreakoutEDU sessions evolve.