This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be a presenter at CUE RockStar Express in Paso Robles, CA. As always, the energy at this CUE event was amazing!! There were many insanely fantastic presenters and attendees. I met some great educators! And like always, I left feeling renewed and energized. This was the first time that I was on the other side of an event. I’m usually sitting and soaking up all the great information. It was fun to be on the presenter side, sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge.
It was at this event that a plan was hatched. Recently I wrote about how some educators feel uncomfortable with technology in It’s Beyond Me. Many just don’t feel they know enough and when listening to others, they feel that it’s above their heads. I am NOT the only person that has heard this. As several of us were talking after the event, we hatched a plan! Now, it’s still in it’s infancy stages, but we feel that it’s a super fantabulously groovy idea! Ready??? Okay, here it is!! (I’m soooo excited about it)
Have an event (or more precisely several across the state) that is designed for tech newbies. Fantastically groovy, right? We’re talking small groups working on basics. We’re talking bringing in local talent to lead. This way, no big shots to intimidate newbie presenters or attendees. Now, I don’t want to give too much away, but I DO want to hear what you have to say.
So, what do YOU want to learn to do? Set up a Google account? Forward emails? Figure out what a URL is? What a browser is? Seriously, this is exciting. I want to hear from everyone. What are your ideas?