*Post Updated March 8, 2020*
So much has happened since the last blog post! I just want to take this time to toot my own horn and say that I received the tremendous honor of representing RGV librarians as one of the three finalists for the 2021 TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year Award. While I didn't "win" I already know I am a winner! A HUGE congratulations to Tiffany Dudley for receiving the award and representing Texas librarians. A well-deserved recognition!
Since my last blog post, I just have to say--THANK YOU to all of the amazing people in the field of librarianship and educational technology that trust in me to participate in so many cool activities! I had the COOLEST opportunity of presenting for Buncee as part of Buncee & Microsoft Teams Week-Malaysia! I presented at 3AM and it was totally worth it. I had a blast teaching, learning, connecting, and making educator friends from across the globe! Cue went international, ya'll! lol!
And if THAT wasn't enough Stephanie and I found out our ISTE proposal was accepted! We're going to ISTELive21! I'm so excited! This has been on our vision board since we met. I am so excited I get to share this amazing opportunity with my best friend. On behalf of both of us, we'd also like to thank all of the amazing attendees at this year's virtual TCEA conference who attended our session.
Speaking of TCEA, I also presented for one of their lunch and learn segments! I had a great time showing how to use Streamyard. This is the platform we use to stream Tech It Over so it was fun to cover how to use this in an educational setting.
I have to say, though...I'm not sure if it was all of the wonderful opportunities I had this semester that gave me the courage to do something wild, but I threw my name in the hat to run for TCEA Lib-Sig VP. Now, I'm not sure if it will happen, but...I'm proud of myself for trying. That's what it all boils down to really. Overcoming fears and doing what I was afraid to do. Regardless of the outcome. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful support system. I couldn't have survived this crazy pandemic year without you all.
So, with that being said. Aim for the stars...hard work done genuinely and with grace pays off.