My readers must have already realized how much I prioritize high-quality educational events. Looking back at the long career path I passed as an educator, I must confess I owe much to the large number of educational events I attended. They helped me become who I am today. Indeed, there is no better way to keep track of up-to-date educationalÂ news and advancements.
I started attending them as a way to further enrichÂ my expertise. As time passed, I realized it is not just about gaining new skills. Educational conferences and workshops have a number of other benefits too.
Here is what:
Learning industry trends
Any educator will agreeÂ in our industry teachingÂ approaches change before you know where you are. If you stay behind, there is high risk youâ€™ll never catch up with them. There are apps that make it faster, new technologiesÂ that make it more engaging and systems that are more effective. We need to take them into the classroom!
Industry trends are of high priority especially now, when technologies are developing in the blink of the eye. By the way, to all those interested in boosting technological competency in the classroom, I strongly recommend joining us at BOLD symposium in June and SDE events in July. Weâ€™ll cover some greatÂ i-learning tools and model lesson designs during these events!
Networking with peers
There is no single sector that doesnâ€™t demand networking with peers. Besides sharing common interests, networking with colleagues will give you an awesome opportunity to share, learn and leverage your skills. At many stages during my life, seminars and workshops gave me awesome opportunities to write articles in journals, edit books, host events etc. I cannot remember the exact number of applications I filled in after attending seminars. Thatâ€™s it- industry news in one place.
Thus, my advice to you- never miss an opportunity to developÂ new professional connections. Mix and mingle with your colleagues at any opportunity.Â
Positioning yourself as a professional
It is not possible to get everything at once. Career demands small steps accordingly. Thatâ€™s how I started. I havenâ€™t always been a host to major events. There were times when I was just an attendee. Besides new skills and self-confidence, these events also gave me a number of chances to shine as a specialist. I gradually made the jump to be the speaker instead of a listener. No wonder, I am in constant search of new terrific conferences and workshops nowadays.
Last but not least, always teaching and no learning can make you get bored. To renew your excitement and motivation in teaching, you need to get inspiration from some greatÂ edu events. The feeling of being among a company wanting to improve their skills will make you strive for constant professional improvement.
Need some inspiration? I suggest joining us at WGEDD workshop in June. Keynote speakers will definitely help you understand what great educators do differently and implement these practices in your classroom.
To sum up, high quality educational events are my go-to recipe for professional achievements in educational sector.