Tomorrow I head off to Las Vegas for the SDE Power Up & Singapore Math Conference with several of my colleagues. I am especially looking forward to attending the Power Up pre-conference on Monday. This will be a great opportunity to get new ideas about how others are integrating technology into their classrooms and make some connections with other teachers from around the country who are like-minded and inspired by technology and teaching. I hope that my colleagues will also be inspired and get some ideas of how they would like to use technology in their classrooms next year.
The conference is at the Venetian this year. Last year it was at the Riviera. That is one of the oldest hotels I have ever stayed at. I've never seen a casino so empty at 2 AM as it was at the Riviera. Although I expect I may play a little bit of blackjack - I don't mind contributing to what I call the "entertainment fee" in Vegas, I think we are also going to try to see the Blue Man Group. I haven't seen them before, so that would be a great show! Then of course there is the shopping, too. And the Singapore Math strategies are exciting too!