Made it to Orlando! I spent most of the day traveling and then recovering from travel. This conference was scheduled right up next to another education conference so I was confused by the mixed signage on display when I first arrived but very quickly PLTW took over the space.
Just like last year, I am very impressed by the consistency and dedication of the branding, PLTW even made custom (branded) banners to cover the large (and dated) room signs of the conference center. No wonder these people make such great curriculum, they care so much about details and high-quality work.
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
The General Session was motivating in many ways. I was very interested in the last presentation where a Health Science School has meaningfully integrated the Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Pathway. The classes have several deliberate integrations of the skills and projects. The takeaway from this session is that I want to build a motion capture room at Bel Air…
At dinner, I met a teacher from Indiana who is a famous biomed teacher (her study guides were passed around like gold at my biomed Core Training) she was enthralled with the HBS site. At the end of the day I got added to a large (1,700 members) Facebook group for biomed teachers.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
The room I presented in. I took this photo on Sunday, one of the first things I did when I got to the conference was to find my presentation room.
No new information from the presenter here but he did share some helpful resources. I am glad I came to this session and that this session exists. I wish it was more targeted at making teachers think like designers instead of how to use it in class with your students.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Show Your Students the World with a Biomedical Tour of Europe