State Board of Education: Learning Roundtable

Yesterday, I had the powerful opportunity to speak to the Texas State Board of Education at a Learning Roundtable, Educating the Digital Generation.  Surrounded by Superintendents, Researchers, Publishers, Experts, and Instructional Technology Directors, I listened, watched and learned for quite an inspirational day at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.

For the two hours preceding my assigned speaking time, I wrestled with the question – What makes the content I intend to share worthy of listening?  I made quick adjustments to my speaking notes and I started with this … My name is Mary Kemper.  I serve as the Director of Mathematics in Coppell ISD.  More importantly, I am a proud product of Texas Public Schools.  I have a vested interest in our schools.  My children are/will be students in Texas Public Schools.  And, 11,000+ learners in CISD are impacted by my work.

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