PATINS State Conference REGISTRATION OPEN! The registration for the Nov. 8-9, 2012 PATINS State Conference is now OPEN! We’ve got 2 Amazing Keynote Speakers and a line up of presentations that range from creating accessible materials to finding, purchasing, and utilizing accessible materials, UDL, accessible virtual worlds, social media & 21st century skills accessibility, switches with iPads and MUCH MORE! If you submitted to present, the final schedule is being finalized and will be available next week!
- Nov. 8 -9, 2012
- “Accessible Instruction: EVERY Educator’s Responsibility!”
- Crown Plaza, Downtown Indianapolis
- ONLY $75 per day
- Several Hands-On Lab Sessions
- Limited # of Registrations Available
- Download a Flyer Here: PATINS State Conf Registration 2012 Flyer 2
- Register Here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StateConf2012
Original story by Loren Eiseley
As just about everyone has now started back to school for the 2012-2013 academic year, I just thought it important to put out a quick reminder that while it can be exhausting, seem trivial at times, frustrating, etc., the work that you do can most certainly matter to that one “starfish”.
There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. He saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.
The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again-and-again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water. He asked, “Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”
The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.
“But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!” exclaimed the young man. “How can you make any difference?”
The old man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, “I can make a difference to this one”