I am short on time today so I thought I would do a brief overview of the presentations that I did in Denver since one of them is where the name of this blog came from!
1. Be well
My first presentation was on the 4 Well Rules which as readers of my blog you should all know well! I went through the basics of Eating Well (JERFing, reading food labels, reading ingredient lists, how to shop), Sleeping Well (importance of sleep, how to track your sleep, etc), Exercising Well (importance of exercise, how much to do, a little is better than none, etc) and Be Well (importance of taking care of yourself, having hobbies and activities, taking vacations and days off, going to conferences for professional development, etc). I think it was well received and a many friends attend which was great. I even had 2 people come and bring me apples the next day as well as about 10 people come up and tell me the next day that they took the stairs this morning. Baby steps!
2. Non-accommodative/universal design
My second was on accommodations in testing and the importance of Universal Design. It was apart of a committee I am on and I enjoyed it. I think it helped to facilitate some good discussions.
This present was how to become a certified test center and I was on the panel answering questions. I worked with one of our graduate students to create a brochure and it was very well received. I think it was very successful.
My last presentation! I was talking about how to get organized in your office and stayed organized. I brought along all of the forms, handouts and checklists I made for the office and freely gave them out to people that wanted them. I took a more general approach and just gave people questions and scenarios to think about and also spoke from personal experience. It facilitated some good discussions about other peoples strategies.
Overall, I think my presentations went well. I had a lot and I am not sure I would do that many again but I am throwing around some ideas for next years conference (maybe one on getting organized at home? Maybe about mentoring graduate students??) we will have to see. Even better, the conference next year is in TAMPA! Woo-hoo! You know a WDW trip will be happening after for sure!