This has been an exciting year for me as I have stepped into a new role as a teacher technology consultant. This has been a dream of mine for about 10 years. I have always loved helping students integrate technology in the classroom. Naturally, this has helped me to gain the knowledge and experience needed to help teachers with technology integration in the classroom. As this year comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect upon this past year and share some thoughts.
One of my PGP goals was to show teacher growth in at least one area of the NETS (National Educational Technology Standards). As I recently wrote my PGP self-evaluation, I was thrilled to show evidence that 75% of the teachers in Wayland showed growth in at least one NETS standard. Here are some of activities that I observed:
My hope for this year in regards to technology integration is that we all learn to use the 3 C's, Communication, Collaboration, and Celebration. I hope that we can all become better communicators (sharers of information) with each other, parents, and students. I also hope that we become better collaborators (discussers of information) with each other, parents, and students. And, finally, I hope that we can all celebrate our tremendous successes of technology integration with each other, parents, and our students.
As I look through the activities that I observed, I believe that this year we have learned to use the 3 C's with each other, parents, and students. As I celebrate the 3 C's, I hope that you too will celebrate our growth in technology integration at Wayland. I also hope that we will all continue to challenge ourselves and expand our realm of technology integration next year as well.
I want to thank all of the awesome teachers that I have worked with this year. Wayland teachers teach, inspire and challenge our children to become caring contributors, lifelong learners, and critical thinkers prepared to embrace all of tomorrow's opportunities.