It seems hard to believe that it is already Winter Break here in Virginia. This year, my year of #momentum is almost over- just 2 more weeks. Before I know it, I will be selecting my #oneword2023 and reflecting on this amazing year, So many amazing things have happened this year and I am so proud of the momentum that I have built and maintained this year.
A lot of this has been due to me taking risks and moving even further outside of my comfort zone. In 2022, I have presented 19 conferences this year, including 3 featured speaker spotlights. I have been working all this year on my ISTE certification and will be ready to submit my portfolio at the end of January 2023. I found a new school family and became a Saratoga Stallion this fall. I did my first book study with Constellation Learning and went down to Texas in August to provide 3 days of Professional Learning to Cypress Fairbanks School District. It has been an exciting year,
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called G = Grant Students Choices in Learning. In this post, I shared two instructional strategies that provide our students scaffolds and supports as they become more independent learners and give you as the educators concrete examples to get started. It will show you how you can package these strategies with tech tools and give your students choice that validate and honor their learning styles and needs.
This week, we will focus on H = Highlight Ways That Our Students Can Use Computer Science. Another way that I pushed further out of my comfort zone this year was to build on my understanding of how my students could use computer science. In this post, I will share how I began to use computer science programs such as Scratch and Tinkercad with my students and the rewards that it brought.