In mid-October, I was one of 40 world-wide participants in a new program called Intel Education Visionaries, a group that serves as exemplars for global education transformation; inspires and shares best practices with other educators, administrators and parents worldwide; and helps Intel design the future of education technology.

This kickoff event brought all of us to the Bay Area to meet face-to-face, collaborate with other educators and leaders, participate in immersive professional learning sessions and hear from industry experts.

Stopping for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge on our way to Skywalker Ranch.

This was the inaugural event and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the program…


Last week, I spent Wednesday through Friday attending my favorite conference, IntegratED PDX. As always, Darren Hudgins, from OETC, did an amazing job of giving participants a variety of sessions with very skilled facilitators. Choosing between so many fantastic offerings is a good problem to have. This year’s event outdid itself and I’ve been reflecting on why it felt so special to me.

The intention I set for my conference experience was to take risks, not only with my facilitating and learning, but…

Melissa Lim

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