It started with a tweet (or 10) and now here we are, it's #niedcamp eve. The presentation is on my beloved iPad and backed up in powerpoint on a memory stick, I've a 'just in case' Teachmeet preso and I've two chargers, two VGA cables and several extension cables. @curriculumni has my t-shirt and lanyard and the alarm is set for 6.30am (bleurgh) It's taken hours of my life and precious summer time, but it already feels like it's worth it and that's before we even get there.
Why do I do things like this? Because, like the rest of the #niedcamp team, I am not only passionate about teaching and learning, I'm passionate about sharing and collaborating. And I'm not ashamed of that enthusiasm. The day I stop feeling enthusiastic about my job is the day I need to think about doing something else.
#niedcamp is about a bunch of enthusiastic teachers and those associated with education coming together to share ideas and get inspired for the new school year. The takeaway resolution I have already made before I even get there is to blog more, if only to gather my own thoughts but hopefully to share ideas with other educators.
Tomorrow we have one day to make a difference. Are you with us?