1. Sharpen the Saw
Sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to sharpen your skills. A dull axe won’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one. Spend one day learning from your peers about innovations in the classroom and workforce development practices.
2. New Tools
Companies often have tools to display that we haven’t seen yet. Technology that make us more efficient, better positioned to make informed decisions, or give us some other sort of edge. Explore the Technology Gallery Walk to learn about quality online and other technology tools for teaching and career exploration.
3. Learn in a New Space
It’s easy to find ourselves in a rut. Sitting in the same chair, in the same office (or cubicle) or in the same building, can keep us from fresh thinking and new ideas. Consider why company retreats are taken off site!
4. Find Your Tribe
Sitting in a new space can spark us to create new approaches, make new connections, and strengthen existing relationships with fellow educators, advisors and administrators. Bounce around ideas and dive into conversation with new professionals and seasoned leaders.
5. Have Fun
Unwind, enjoy and partake in the myriad of sectors working together to create the high-energy microcosm that is the world-famous Mall of America!
- Review the schedule of Breakout Sessions, Technology Galley Walk and Keynote Sessions
- Register online with check, purchase order or credit card
- Connect with Minnesota CTE on Facebook and Twitter
(Article adapted from Rich Brooks)