It's seems impossible to believe that my #oneword2022 #momentum year is over. It was truly a remarkable year with so many amazing highlights. Back when I set my #oneword2022, I set four mini goals to keep my momentum going and build on it.
Out of those four mini goals, I was definitely more successful in some of the areas than others.
My Health Journey: In full transparency, this one was the one that I feel like I fell short in. I need to do better in this area in 2023.
Leadership Skills: This area was one that I feel was successful. I have grown so much as an educator through the conferences that I have attended and through my ISTE Certification journey. In addition, since I joined Team Saratoga, I have gotten many opportunities to grow in my leadership skills as well.
Content Creation: This year, I presented at 19 conferences, including 3 where I was a featured speaker. Plus, I published 33 blog posts and contributed a chapter to Amplifying Instructional Design. Last, I hosted my first book study with Constellation Learning.
Daily Reflection: I continued to reflect daily and this practice evolved into daily celebrations. This has really helped me to focus on gratitude and the blessings in my life.
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called 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.
This week, we will focus on I = Invest in YOU: The Power of Reflection. For the past sixteen weeks, I have focused on ways that you can transform learning. I hope that you have taken these ideas and added them to your practice. Now, we will take lessons that you have learned and take a step back. For this blog post, we will use some adapted thinking routines to help each of us reflect on the year that just ended and the year that is starting.