I went to BlogJam 2015, met a bunch of awesome local bloggers, and heard totally inspiring presentations from successful bloggers I admire. It’s given me the Blog Conference Bug and now I want to hit ’em all up.
I designed and led a 2.5 hour professional development seminar on creative communication and ASL for a group of preschool teachers — ME teaching TEACHERS, which felt just … insane. It went really well, though!
(I didn’t think it would be professional to ask them to take my picture “teaching,” so you’ll have to settle for some screenshots of my slides.)
Last but certainly not least, I spoke at Truro Junior High on Monday morning to ALL of the Grade 6 students!
I was nervous that I wouldn’t be interesting enough for them, because I know what my attention span was like when I was 11 or 12. But they were such a sweet, well-behaved group and asked the best questions.
Huge thanks to the Grade 6s at Truro Junior High for the warm welcome on Monday! I did a presentation on #journalism, #interview skills, #writing, and #creating something from nothing. There were many GIFs, of course. (Updated to add: #newpost up on the blog about shyness and confidence) #linkinprofile
My presentation was on how I became a journalist, interviewing techniques (they’re going to be conducting interviews as part of an upcoming project), writing skills, and creating something from nothing (based on one of our favourite books).
So I brought some examples of projects I’ve made for my DIY column, and made a PowerPoint presentation with, like, all of the GIFs. All of them. Like this one, which I didn’t realize says “butthole” until it was too late, and … sorry?