Each time I conduct a training session, I ask for participants to complete an evaluation. I believe this evaluation is important for me to learn how to improve my sessions. I consider this input critical to my reflections as a teacher and presenter. Below are some I have received. All comments are used with the permission of the author.
Sessions: Reimagining the Texbook, GAFE and iOS are Jet Fuel for Learning, and Digital Portfolios with Google Sites - June 2015
This is not the class that I intended to take on the second day of the conference, but Karl was so terrific on the first day, I had to come back to see all the other amazing things he had to offer. I was not disappointed, and I have to say that I learned a lot! I plan on sharing this information with my 5th grade team. My team tends to be leaders in trying new things out, and this topic has come up before. I think the information you presented to me makes digital portfolios a very realistic opportunity to try something new that has a far reaching goal.
Karl, thanks! I've enjoyed both of your presentations.
Grade 5 Math Teacher
Session: Reimagining the Texbook - June 2015
Karl made this information packed workshop fun, accessible, meaningful and extremely practical. He lead our time together in such a way that gave the novice as well the more advanced participants the opportunity to come away with valuable resources for the classroom. Karl gave ample time to all participants to ask questions, work on individual projects and explore teaching resources for a variety of subject matter. I was most impressed with the time allotted during the workshop to work through the material presented. Thank you Karl for a wonderful and well spent two days learning about the digital textbook.
Music Department Chairman
Music Teacher, Grades 6-8 and Upper School Vocal Ensemble
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Session: Leaving Textbooks Behind - October 2014.
Great job Karl. I really appreciate your generous sharing of resources and sites that offer content so we can get started. Also, thank you for letting us know early in the session that our questions, comments, and contributions were welcome.
Mark Braun - Head of the Upper School, Westchester Country Day School. High Point, NC.
Karl was amazing and very informative!!! I appreciate that resources that he shared and the variety of ideas presented that we can incorporate into our classroom!! I am excited to plan and I look forward to our future classroom experience going one-on-one now. When I came to the conference I was intimidated and overwhelmed but now I feel more powerful, aware of the resources and tools at my finger tips! Thank you!!!!
Kristi Cooper - 5th Grade Teacher, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC
Session: Google and iOS - Jet Fuel for Learning October 2014.
Wow, Karl! This was awesome! I love the way you incorporated things for all levels in your presentation. Thank you!
Patti Weiss - Instructional Technology Facilitator, The Fletcher School. Charlotte, NC.