Posted by: Christina Soldan | September 22, 2011

PIM-gala in Norrland, 2011

Skellefteå bus station

I woke up at. 05:00 a.m. today. Damp and cold at Skelleftea bus station. It is strange that these beautiful flowers still survive.

Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011

Today I was at the local PIM-gala in Lycksele, Lappland Hotel. It was organized by Andrew Skog, IT teacher at MediaCenter in Västerbotten and it was very successful, as usual when MediaCenter organize an event. The best PIM-educators of the County of Västerbotten were honored, PIM-4:s and PIM-5:s. School leaders and PIM-examiners were invited as well.

Breakfast Bag from Skelleftea bus on 'Car Free Day' 2011

We took the bus to Lycksele and since today was the Car Free Day we were given a breakfast bag because we chose to travel by public transportation. Thanks, it was appreciated! Really!

On the bus, I slept almost the whole way. I was totally exhausted. Luckily we were served breakfast when we arrived. I had to drink three cups of coffee to make absolutely ceratain that I would stay awake for more than 25 minutes.

Man med hund, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011 Old couple, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011 Old couple, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011

Lappland Hotel is so cozy, I think. I like these sculptures in wood that adorn the central hall.

Håkan Källqvist from Skolverket - PIM-gala in Norrland, 2011

Håkan Källqvist from Skolverket was one of the lecturers. He handed out the gold pins and PIM-backpacks for all six PIM-5:s and he told about the history and the future plans regarding PIM. Håkan Källqvist has the responsibility to see to it that all media work on the PIM and Multimediabyrån. He has built up PIM and he is also responsible for PIM-level 5. He showed us how Learnify works and what opportunities you have when you use this learning platform.

PIM-needle PIM-4:s - PIM-gala in Norrland, 2011

We, too, PIM-4:s, received PIM-needles and applause.

PIM-4:s at the PIM-gala in Lycksele, Lappland Hotel, by Peter Lundström

Then we were photographed in groups by the photographer Peter Lundström. For more pics, please click on http://www.flickr.com/.

Dukat lunch table for PIM-gala in Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011 The aperitif - PIM-gala in Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011 Hot meal - PIM-gala i Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011 The dessert - PIM-gala in Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011

The PIM lunch was really luxurious and nice. It is always fun to meet new people and exchange experiences with each other.

Andreas Skog from MediaCenter in Västerbotten - PIM-gala in Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011

Andreas Skog gave ​​a short lunch speech since he had to disappear for other adventures. Apparently they organized three conferences simultaneously today and so he was to appear on all three of them.

Josef Sahlin from Årstaskolan in Stocksholm - PIM-gala in Norrland, Lappland Hotel in Lycksele, september 2011

After lunch we listened to Josef Sahlin, Guldäpplet, Winner 2010, class teacher for a grade 2 class at Årstaskolan i Stocksholm, and trainers for Webbstjärnan. He told us about himself and his students school blogging and he challenged us to deploy digital tools and the Internet in teaching. Josef Sahlin presented his blog, Tegelbobarn and he showed us how to fix and tricks in WordPress. Nothing exactly new for me but still interesting to see how others are using the tool and what results they have achieved.

Umeälven, Lycksele, September 2011
The view was extremely beautiful from the balcony of the Lappland Hotel. The weather was not exactly friendly, but it did not matter on a this special day.PIM-cake and coffee - PIM-gala in Norrland, 2011

The PIM-gala in Lycksele 2011 ended with coffee, PIM-cake and mingling.

Statue on the Umeå river, Lycksele, September 2011
We left Lycksele around 3:30 p.m. and I slept so well on the bus, all the way home. Tired but happy. 🙂

// Christina Soldan

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