When I think back on my summer, two experiences stand out, one personal and one professional. Below, you'll find some pictures I took that are related to both.
|Cypripedium parviflorum, Munger Trail|
|Cypripedium reginae, Munger Trail|
There are even more Lady Slippers (hundreds of thousands, so folks say) up near Baudette, so maybe next year I'll go there, too.
|Cypripedium reginae, Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, near Bemidji, MN|
Later, in mid-July, Madame Greenan, Ms Oswald, Mr Lockhart, and I went to Memphis, TN, for the Lausanne Learning Institute Conference. I hadn't been to a professional conference in a while, and this was supposed to be a good one, focused on helping teachers use technology effectively in the classroom. (I guess it was a good conference, because here I am blogging, and thinking about ways to get students to blog, too!) I think we all felt like we learned a lot. One of the best things was finding out that many, many other schools are going through the same 1:1 transition that we are.
|Lorraine Motel, National Civil |
Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
The now-converted boarding house not only exhibits an extensive collection of artifacts from the investigation into the assassination, but it also chronicles the entire history of the Civil Rights Movement. We spent an intense and unforgettable few hours there, and I'm really glad I had the chance to see it. The finished museum is scheduled to open next year. Madame and I want to go back next year, perhaps to present a session at the conference, and also to see the finished museum.