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Opportunity: Project 180, Day 22


Good morning Monte Syrie,

Thank you, again, for submitting your presentation information for the Washington Teachers’ Conference. The selection committee has completed their task of creating the schedule for all the presentations. You will be presenting at the eastside conference site on Saturday, November 5th. As you know, the eastside conference site is at Westwood Middle School located at 6120 S. Abbott Road (Spokane 99224 in Cheney School District).

Here is the schedule for the day:

  • 8:00-8:30         Registration, Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:45          Concurrent Sessions A
  • 10:00-11:15       General Session with Dr. Flint Simonsen
  • 11:15-12:00        Lunch and Exhibits
  • 12:15-1:30          Concurrent Sessions B
  • 1:45-3:00           Concurrent Sessions C

We would like you to present twice during Concurrent Session A & C for 75 minutes each session

Pleased to share this news with everyone. WSASCD, Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, is sponsoring the conference, and I will get an opportunity to share our journey with a wider audience in November. I am so pumped and grateful for the chance to tell Project 180‘s story. Can’t wait to share the news with my kiddos. Of course, they won’t be as thrilled as I, but hopefully they find some excitement in this awesome opportunity. After all, they are the stars.

Speaking of stars. Awesome day yesterday.  Chasing theme even farther down the path, the kids–for no better way to adequately explain it–breathed life into learning. With a steady, brains-a-whirring, buzz they animated the activity with a diligence I have not seen in my twenty years. No, really. There is something supremely satisfying about kids doing something, not for the sole sake of satisfying a requirement, but rather for the betterment of themselves. And I think that’s what I felt. Truth. Authenticity. Commitment. No pretense. No BS. No compliance. It was real. Just that–it was real. I think–maybe–they trust me. That might be a little premature (it’s only been 22 days). But I think that’s what I felt yesterday. Trust. Man, and I gotta tell ya, it feels good. Really good. Really good.

Anyway, happy Friday, all. Thank you for your continued support. Means the world to me. Have a great weekend.



One Reply to “Opportunity: Project 180, Day 22”

  • Congratulations for being selected to speak during the Washington Teachers Conference! What an opportunity to further the journey for project 180.

    I am glad that you can end this week on a positive note, you are on the right path with your students.

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