Andrea Atkinson (Media Specialist): VSTE 30th Annual Conference

Andrea Atkinson attended VSTE 30th Annual Conference: Honor the Past Imagine the Future on December 6-8, 2015 at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center:

I attended yet another amazing technology conference. This conference began with an inspirational keynote speaker. “Whatever Happened to Joy” was the topic spoken about by Dean Shareski. He provided reasoning and strategies, to make sure that students find joy in school. It was a very powerful reminder that all educators should keep in mind. I attended a variety of informational sessions, where I learned about Discovery Education, green screen technologies, coding tools, Google Apps and Extensions and much, much more. I also presented to a very large group of peers.

Networking is also one of the best benefits to the conferences I attend. I made many new friends, with whom I am keeping in contact through Twitter and other avenues. I have only been back in school for a few days, but have already shared some excitement and new ideas with students, teachers and administrators.
— Andrea Atkinson