I think that one of the best ways to keep on top of the ever-changing worlds of educational and administrative technologies is to participate in and interact with a community of people who are struggling with the same challenges. As such, I’ve been a participant in the Heartland AEA technology directors’ meetings since I began working at ADM, and also participate on a regular basis with other state and regional educational technology organizations. In doing so, I’ve been able to identify potential challenges before they become problems here at ADM, learn about exciting opportunities that have been vetted by others, and draw upon the expertise of these communities when I’m faced with difficult issues here in the district.
On April 25th, ADM will be hosting the Heartland AEA technology directors’ meeting for the first time in many years (potentially ever) in the ADM Schools Board Room. In addition to the normal benefits of tech directors’ meetings, we’ll also be able to show some of the progress that we’ve been making in terms of technology here at ADM. Further, I think it’s great for the community for another new group of people to have the opportunity to visit Adel.