We have remained in touch ever since. And he's made many spectacular transformations in his class. We have met a few times in person at conferences and he regularly attends my "Teaching with VoiceThread Hangouts."
While Michael often credits my presentation as a formative moment in the beginning of his own teaching transformation, I have learned and continue to learn a great deal from him. That's one of the things I love most about using social technologies for my own professional development. They allow me to engage in dialogue with educators outside my physical sphere of access. And the more educators are motivated to have dialogues with different people from varied contexts, the more we will shift our frames of reference, ask new questions, and continue to approach teaching as a process of life learning.
Michael wrote to me today. He has been asked to share a 10-minute presentation about VoiceThread with his institution at a faculty development event tomorrow. To convey the potential of VoiceThread in 10-minutes isn't a simple task. His solution was to create a VoiceThread about his journey. It is shared below. Enjoy.
You may share this VoiceThread using this link: http://voicethread.com/share/