ATLIS 2016 National Conference in Atlanta*The main item on today's agenda is visits to selected schools in the Atlanta area. The choices were
- Georgia Tech Invention Center
- Epstein School
- Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
- The Westminster Schools
- Trinity School of Atlanta
We left the hotel around 8:30 a.m. on a bus and headed for Trinity. We were met by Eugene Horn who is Trinity's IT Director. Turns out he spent some years in Seattle so we had a little connection there. I also had run into him at one of the sessions at the conference.
Trinity is quite a wonderful facility. Their highest grade level is 6th. They seem to have a vibrant technology department and the whole school was beautiful and very impressive.
We spent a fair amount of time in their recently redesigned and remodeled library and tech spaces including a maker space area. We had a chance to chat with the primary teacher in the maker area, Kevin Howard, and Library Media Specialist, Rebekah Daniell. They both seem to run very high quality programs.
Eugene was a great host and I came away from Trinity with vivid memories of their media studio, their open and full-of-light library, their very well organized and designed maker space, and just the beautiful condition of the whole school. It's an amazing place!!!
I took a bunch of pictures which I hope to be able to add here at some point. Here's one to whet the appetite:
*By the way, in the category of Preview of Coming Attractions, the ATLIS 2017 National Conference will take place in Los Angeles, CA, from April 23 - 26, 2017.