It’s been 10 months since I have last blogged here. It’s not that I have stopped exploring instructional technology, it’s just that I have forgotten how important it is to share what you are doing so that others can learn and try it out for themselves. Many of my ideas, alright so all my ideas, were sparked from reading or hearing about what someone else is doing. I was reminded of this on Friday as a colleague was telling me that something I did in the Spring they have taken and adapted for their own. I am now taking that idea back to my own campus and will see where it goes from there.
I also need to practice formalizing the reflection piece of what I am doing. I often think through activities that I have put together and plan out ways to make them better, but I fail to write those ideas down. I will never remember the ideas to improve if I do not take the time to write.
What have I been up to in the past 10 months?
- Working on improving and growing online professional development opportunities
- Investigating Makerspace and how that can play a role on my campus
- Reading more about STEM and STEAM (ties in with Makerspace) and how I can encourage that on campus
- Started a Code like a Girl club after reading and hearing about how women are underrepresented in computer programming jobs
- Trying to develop resources and professional development for my campus to encourage teachers to take risks and grow!
- Being a mom and learning about how my own kids learn and how I want them to be taught.
My goal is to start blogging about those activities as a method of reflection and a way to share what I have learned as so many others have shared their knowledge with me.