I had a list of things I wanted to learn about:
- How to differentiate instruction in app development for student coding
- Using Raspberry Pi in maker spaces
- Engaging students in social justice through partner city projects
- Maker spaces in low-SES contexts (and also how to set up an open environment while still keeping it safe)
- Technology integration in ELL classrooms (my context this last year)
Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the sessions I went to. I enjoyed the experience of getting to know people in person that I already know online. I enjoyed hearing about people's passions for things outside of education (photography, ultimate frisbee, etc.). However, I also enjoyed having one-on-one conversations about people who have the wisdom, expertise and experience in areas where I am just beginning to explore.