Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BYU Education Week

This is seriously one of my favorite things to do all year.
Rick says that it is just because I like to buy pens and take notes.
He's kind of right about that.

 This year Summer was old enough to join me.
On the first morning, we went to the same class.
After she saw all of the young people and all of the youth classes that were offered,
Mom was history.
Here we are with some of our friends, I mean Summer's friends.
They were kind enough to let me eat lunch with them each day.
Isn't that kid in the middle a lucky, lucky boy?
This is Annie, Trisha, Keaton, Lexi, and Summer...my Ed Week friends.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Education Week, in no particular order:

It's up to each of us to save each others kids.  
Be the Brad Wilcox of your ward because Brad Wilcox cannot be in every ward. (Randall Wright)

There never is a time when the spirit is too old to approach God. (Joseph Smith)

Complaining opens doors for poor performance.  (Justin Su'a)

Extend a hand of fellowship to at least one person you did not know before.  Each day of your life, strive to enlarge your own circle of friendship.  (Russell M. Nelson)

We do not have the authority to change what the First Presidency has commanded.  (Randall Wright)

Do the right thing, for the right reason.  (Ryan Eggett)

How can we allow ourselves to get so busy with the cares of life that we would neglect our vulnerable little boys and girls and leave them unprotected from evil influences?  How could we fail to give them the love and attention they crave?  How could we send them into a dangerous world without laying a secure foundation to hold them steady.  No other priority comes close to this responsibility to raise our children in the way they should go.  (James C. Dobson/Ryan Eggett)

The Lord's plan is to advance ever more rapidly His word and His works and the effects of His gospel throughs the world...The Lord has revealed the technology that enables the Church to take full advantage of these advances.  But, while technology can and does bless lives, never forte that while we have computer, cameras, microphones, clouds, and satellites, we have failed if we do not rely on the Holy Ghost.  (Henry B. Eyring, at the dedication of the new BYU Broadcasting Building)

If you have a computer, you have the power to have an impact on the world.
Fille the internet with enough good that we can FIND the good.
The logo will always appear on official Church website.  Some websites are run by outside sources.  Some people will copy...Some will put out false stuff...People will try to change the content.  (Ron Schwindeman, Church internet coordinator)

And I learned some amazing things in the series of classes that I attended regarding the Internet as a teaching tool...
the Church is on a 6 week development cycle.
The schedules of the General Authorities revolves around October and April (General Conference).
The Brethren take off for the months of July and December.
When they come back to work, they work hard.
So, when they came back at the first of August, they were hitting it hard.
The instructor told us that they have been working extremely hard on some changes for General Conference.
This particular instructor told us to "look for a whole new experience for General Conference."
When he returned back to Salt Lake after Ed. Week, the decision was up to him to determine if enough progress has been made to complete the 6 week development cycle.
If it doesn't happen in October, it will happen in April.
I cannot wait to find out more!!
I have also learned about a lot of new things on LDS.org


Amara said...

!!! Changes? I'm still getting used to the whole new manual thing. never thought of myself as a stick in the mud, but I'm still working on dealing with not having a name for the midweek relief society activities. And their committee.

Carroll Family said...

SOOOOO wish I could come!!!