The highlight of my week at the KFP summer institute was the rafting trip. I throughly enjoyed the experience of bonding with my KFP team and learning how to whitewater raft. The beauty of the water mixed with Peter’s knowledge of the greenery surrounding it, more than made up for the lack of sunshine.
The informational sessions during the Edcamp were probably the most useful sessions because we were able to choose our sessions and ‘tailor’ them to our specific needs. I have already started thinking about how we can use the project based learning model in different ways this year. I believe it will also help me frame my KFP project in a more effective way.
The immersion of this institute has been the most beneficial part of the experience. When I go home from other PD sessions, a lot of times, the information drifts to the back of the brain and stays there. This institute has been different because we are pulled away from the distractions of day-to-day life which has made the biggest difference in retention of information.
This has been one of the best professional developments I have taken part in and I am so thankful to have been a part of #KFP17