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My 2 BIG Takeaways from #NYSCATE16

Last week I attended, once again, the NYCSATE 2016 Conference. NYSCATE is one of my favorite conferences because it has a wide range of relevant presentations and Keynote Speakers, as well as, many attendees are my colleagues and good friends.   This year I had the honor of doing 2 Coffee EDU sessions , which are open ended "Unconference" Style conversations that were developed by one of my all time favorite inspirations, Alice Keeler .  I truly enjoyed this informal get together with good coffee!  The attendees were certainly die hard Edtech advocates for getting up at 7AM to share.  Some generalizations of educators is, a) They love coffee! and b) they love sharing and receiving! Our shared resources are located HERE   please add something to them if you were an attendee, or if you are an educator who enjoy learning from others! On my ride home from the conference, I thought about the big ideas or takeaways from the conference and two major themes came to mind from

CoffeeEDU Sessions at NYSCATE 2016

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Today I'm on my way to having our first ever Coffee EDU Session at NYSCATE 2016.  This creative idea which was spawned by Alice Keeler, is a way for teachers to come together over a good cup of coffee and share resources. These sessions are meant to be in an unconference format of whoever shows up, is supposed to show up, and whatever you discuss and share is what is supposed to be shared leaves me with anticipation for what's to come. I have created a Google Doc that I hope will capture some of what happens.  Check it out HERE

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Caitlin Krause

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WHEN :  Wednesday November 9th, 2016 TIME:  4:00PM Eastern Time I met Caitlin at this year's ISTE 2016 Conference and really enjoyed learning about her impressive body of work and future authorship. To put a one-sized fits all tag on Caitlin's work is difficult to do, so suffice it to say, that she puts her energies into almost any creative and collaborative enterprise within an educational framework.  Her website is Mindwise , and on her pages you can find an incredible amount of ideas, scholarship, and collaborative opportunities to work with her.  Her website lists these major identifiers of her work. Global innovation leader, international speaker, writer, artist, mindfulness consultant, coach, educator Promotes interdisciplinary learning, STEAM innovation and design thinking strategies Passionate about learning and interactive expressive technologies and media, including photography and multimedia art Caitlin is finishing up her first publication scheduled for