Creativity and critical-thinking, two things I feel I encouraged in my projects during the 2015-2016 school year. Going out on a limb and trying new things is something I can pride myself on this year. The exciting thing about working as a technology integration specialist in Hallsville, was that I had the flexibility to make the position into whatever I wanted. The brilliant thing that happened was that it the position was made into what the kids and teachers wanted.
10. The number of years I have been in education after this school year. That breakdown is 4 years in 3rd grade, 2 years in 5th, 2 in 4th, and 2 as a technology integration specialist. I never thought I would be someone that dipped their toes into so many waters, but I have. Some may not like that, thinking that shows some sort of weakness. I like to think of it as taste-testing all options in order to gain perspective on my next adventure. My next adventure has come! I will be a library media specialist at Columbia Public Schools for 2016-2017. Those 10 years leading up to this year have truly prepared me for this venture.
Think about it, I've worked with grades 3-5 in a regular classroom, where reading was my passion. I then moved into a technology integration position where technology was my passion. I am now squishing those two passions together into one big exciting position. Without those experiences, I am not sure I would be ready for this. But here I am, ready and excited to take on the next big thing!
Each summer I try to dedicate my posts to a certain topic. On this portion of the blog I am going to delve deeper into the 9 common beliefs that are outlined by the American Association of School Librarians.
The plan is for these posts to happen each Friday, starting next week! First post will happen June 3rd. Stay tuned!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom