Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello from Orlando!

Hello Room 9 children, families and readers! I'm blogging to you from sunny Orlando, Florida! This week I'll be in Orlando for the Florida Education and Technology Conference (FETC). FETC is a huge conference for tech-minded educators. I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to attend this year and learn from some awesome ed tech leaders from all over the world!

I've come to Orlando with two of my favourite nerdy teachers, Mr. Hoeppner amd Ms. Welbergen, and plan to meet up with many other teachers from Winnipeg, and across Canada. I can hardly wait to share ideas, learn together, and talk about all of the great things our classes are doing.

We've been in Orlando for a couple of days now and had some time to visit The Kennedy Space Center. It was amazing! So much information and things to see... We could've spent an entire day there! We met astronaut Captain Jon McBride who was the pilot on the STS-41-G mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger. It was this mission that took the first Canadian astronaut, Marc Garneau, into space. We talked with him a little bit about his mission and he even signed a poster for the kids of room 9!

Here are a few pictures from Kennedy Space Center... And a couple of pictures of some things I'm bringing back to our classroom!

During our tour we saw a video of astronaut Neil Armstrong talking about his mission and he said something that stuck with me for the rest of the day. His message was simple and powerful...and I'll leave you with his words tonight. - Mrs. Malkoske

"With will and imagination and the courage to explore, any dream is possible."
-Neil Armstrong

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Malkoske

Your conference sounds very exciting. You look like you are having fun! Enjoy the rest of your time in sunny Orlando!

Cameron's mom