p>Yannai Segal will be attending the Context in Content Conference next week. Yannai was a recipient of the Talent Development Scholarship Program from the Association of Educational Publishers. Here Yannai writes about what he attends to achieve and learn about at the conference:
I first learned about the CIC Talent Development Scholarship from Twitter and clicked on the link to learn more about the opportunity. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with the Content in Context Conference or even the Association of Educational Publishers. And so as I browsed the site, read about the speakers at the conference, perused the blog, and took in as much information as I could before applying, I was blown away at what a great resource this could be for my career.
I started at Speakaboos four years ago after having taught in a middle school setting for three years. Over the past four years, I’ve worked to combine my passion for education, the classroom, and most of all kids with my knowledge in digital media. Speakaboos has been a great incubator for that growth as we are a small team with many different jobs and responsibilities. On any given day I could be working with our storybook writers, attending a conference and networking, speaking with our educational advisors, or scouring Twitter for insight (as I was doing the morning I found out about CIC). And so, when I read the description of the Talent Development Scholarship and the opportunities it provided, I thought it was a perfect fit for the career path I’ve chosen.
I am very honored and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful opportunity given to me by the Context in Content conference. I am excited to meeting the other scholarship recipients and seeing how we can work and grow together in our individual roles. I am especially looking forward to meeting my advisor at the conference and learning from an expert in the industry. I think the conference will be a wonderful opportunity to network, learn, collaborate and connect with some of the educational thought leaders in the country.
Thanks so much,