Back in April, Mrs. Yollis noticed this tweet from her Twitter friend, Ms. Moroder. The tweet mentioned a "Thank a Teacher" essay contest to win a free trip to ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), compliments of Promethean.
Mrs. Yollis mentioned the contest to her class and they immediately and enthusiastically jumped on the wagon train to support their teacher and get her to San Antonio, Texas, where ISTE will be held at the end of June!
On Friday, the winner was announced! Here is a video of Principal Hibler revealing the exiting news to Mrs. Yollis and her class!
Sheriff Yollis, who makes western style literacy videos with her sidekick Sheriff Salsich, is excited to head out to the great state of Texas to start the learnin'.
When asked how she feels about winning the contest, Mrs. Yollis stated, "I'd like to give a big, Texas-size thank you to my students, their parents, and my principal for contributing such heart-warming letters on my behalf. As everyone knows, integrating technology in meaningful ways is a passion of mine. Last year, I presented Flattening Classroom Walls: Educational Blogging at ISTE with my talented Australian blogging buddy, Kathleen Morris. I saw firsthand how valuable this type of professional development can be for educators and their students. I look forward to this opportunity to continue my learning."
Thank you, Promethean, for selecting me as the recipient of your generous gift! I look forward to learning and sharing my insights right here on Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog.
What are some topics you would like Mrs. Yollis to explore while at ISTE?
Have you ever been to Texas? Please share some Texan facts!