I was meeting on Friday with Andrea Hernandez, our Director of Teaching & Learning (formally "21st Century Learning" - we are trying to message that "21st Century Learning" is synonymous with "Teaching & Learning"), who chided me for not role modeling what was expected of all our faculty. Namely, where was my evidence for my own summer learning!
I blogged, here, about our faculty's commitment to summer learning. I blogged, here, about my own. Silvia Tolisano, our 21st Century Learning Consultant (yes, I recognize the conflict with the above parenthesis; it is an imperfect world we live in!) wrote an amazing blog post on the edJEWcon website presenting a mosaic of our entire faculty's summer learning. You can click on it, here, and I have insisted it move to the front of the website. It is a great post.
There is great diversity in how teachers presented evidence of their student learning. One methodology that inspired me, pushes me a bit outside my comfort zone...so it is probably a good one for me to experiment with - vlogging. It sounds simple, instead of sitting at my desk, writing, writing, writing and writing, I can simply look into the camera and speak. But when the light goes red...so do I! Not so easy...and you'll be able to tell when you watch it. But I did try! [Another problem...I've become so accustomed to hyperlinking, that each time I mentioned a name, I mentally paused to hyperlink!]
[NOTE: I apologize if watching me rock back and forth in my chair made anyone seasick!]
Thanks for suffering through my first (and possibly last!) vlog post. As we enter the season of repentance, you will surely find it in your hearts to forgive me. :)
A Sweet & Happy New Year to All!