In less than 7 days I will be in Toronto ready to dive in the deep end at Microsoft’s E2 Conference. Before I share what I am looking forward to let’s rewind to 2016.
An opportunity arose to apply to be one of four Australian MIE Experts that would represent Australia at E2 2017. Having spoken to a number of MIE’s who have attended the conference in the past it was definitely a conference that was on my professional learning bucket list.
I submitted my application and had to put my feet up and wait. Something I did literally after undergoing a knee reconstruction.
Travis Smith, Microsoft Teacher Engagement Manager, decided he would test my knee out by calling and informing me that I had been selected to represent Australia at the E2 Conference and he topped it off by telling me it was now in Toronto! If I could have jumped up and down in excitement I would have.
Let’s fast forward to now and I am super excited to be soon departing for E2.
I am excited about the whole conference and visiting a city I have never been to before.
I am excited to get the opportunity to learn from some of the leading educators in the World.
I am excited to network with developers of some of my favourite Microsoft tools.
I am excited about the team challenge – the opportunity to overcome potential cultural and language barriers in the quest to collaborate and work together to win the challenge!
I am excited to get the opportunity to showcase the wonderful teaching and learning that occurs at my school on the global stage.
In a nutshell – I’m excited!
I look forward to sharing that E2 experience through the blog and Twitter handle @TravGoulter
PS: Did I mention I am also excited about going to my first NBA game!