Thursday, June 21, 2012
Face to Face
As a result of connecting on Twitter, I have 'met' hundreds of people. I have developed outstanding working relationships with them. And here in BC, I feel like I am part of a family, a community of learners who have divergent ideas but the same goal: we all want our students to be success.
But as ISTE 12 approaches, I am looking forward to meeting people face-to-face. I am looking forward to sharing ideas in person. I am excited to see the excitement in people's faces, to hear their unpolished, un-blogged thoughts and to work together to make these polished ideas. I am interested to find out what it feels like to introduce myself as Cale Birk, and then as @birklearns, knowing that the former will have little recognition, and the latter will have a little more.
Twitter has opened so many doors for each of us to make positive relationships with people from all over the plane connected to education. And now, with my trip to ISTE 12 only a couple of nights away, I am eager to meet these people. I want to meet as many as I possibly can. Because as great as our online community is, as much as it will continue to grow, I don't know that there is anything that can replace...
Face to Face.
Off to ISTE!