Sunday, July 21, 2013

More on Vegas!!!

I’m sad to say the I Teach K Conference is over and I’m back in Texas for my last few days before I fly home to Germany.  But I want to be the first to say what an incredible group of teachers the USA has!!  I left with my mouth wide open!  Not only are they incredible teachers, outstanding human beings, but talented in so many ways!  First and foremost I want to say thank you to all the presenters I got to see, meet and learn from.
I was able to catch presentations by DeeDee Wills, Kathleen Pederson, Shari Sloane, Kim Jordano, Kim Adsit, and Deanna Jump who were all so knowledgeable in their subject matters.  I will certainly be sharing what I learned from these ladies on future blog posts and with my Germany School colleagues.
Next, I tip my hat to the most talented fearsome threesome in the area of Technology!  I can not and will not wait till I get home to start downloading new apps, trying out new web tools.... that I learned about in their presentations.  They are:  Sandi Reyes of  Lori Elliot of  and Matt Gomez of  I hope they won't get tired of my emails!
And finally last but not least, I would have to say the highlight of the conference was meeting Debbie Clement who has been so kind and welcoming to me from the start of my interest in blogging.  Readily she followed me on Pinterest, answered my emails, invited me to write on her blog, and left comments on my facebook page.  Thanks for the incredible encouragement and mentoring, Debbie!


  1. It was great to meet you! I hope you had a great trip back! PS - Love your military child quote above!!

    1. Hi Kathleen! It was so nice meeting you too! This conference was so much fun! Never knew that learning and fun could go hand in hand for adults too! LOL! I hope to be there next year! If you plan a trip to Europe do stop by!

  2. Thanks so much for the 'shout out' and all of your support for my BIG opportunity to share my work with the amazing crowd.

    As a result of SDE's commitment to teachers my books are headed to Saudi Arabia and the North Pole, among other exciting locales.

    Meeting you was PURE delight!

    Debbie Clement