As the school year comes to a close, I’m excited about the upcoming summer learning opportunities.

My district is partnering with a neighboring district for the first annual SC Midlands Summit. The Summit  is a two day conference focused on the use of Google Apps for Education, research tools, Web 2.0 tools, and technology integration in the classroom. The lineup of presenters is fantastic, and I can’t wait for the event to begin.

Another great summer event is the Upstate Technology Conference hosted by Greenville County School District. This conference grows every year, and the teachers who present have some wonderful ideas for integrating technology into the curriculum.

Last but not least, is the ISTE 2012 conference in San Diego. Over the past two years I have become more involved with ISTE as a presenter and participant. The conference is a great opportunity to network with other educators from around the country and build relationships that will last a  lifetime.

There are many more professional learning opportunities available this summer, and I look forward to taking some time for learning and professional growth. Look around your area for opportunities to get involved this summer!