Yes, Virginia

Exciting news out of the Virginia ASCD front today. Opened my email to find this guy. See you in Williamsburg later this year!


August 3, 2018

Dear John,

Congratulations! Your session proposal titled Beyond Kahoot: Fully Gamified Instruction For Any Content or Grade Level has been selected for presentation at the VASCD 2018 Annual Conference!  You will be part of an outstanding lineup of practitioners and thought leaders who have innovative and valuable ideas to share.

We will be in touch with you several more times before the conference. In late September we will launch our conference mobile app. You will receive directions for downloading the app and creating a profile so that you may take full advantage of the opportunity to share information related to your session and to network with fellow attendees.

By October 10, we will let you know the time slot in which your session is scheduled and the room where it will be located. Also in October, we will send you a reminder to submit handouts, slides, or links related to your presentation. These will be due by November 1 for posting in the app.

We plan to host a series of twitter chats this fall related to our conference theme- we will let you know when they are scheduled and we hope you will participate! Connecting with attendees ahead of time through chats and the conference app will help to build interest in your session!

We are excited about this year’s conference and look forward to your contribution to a terrific learning experience and networking opportunity.


Julie Myers, Conference Chair


Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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