I have many goals for my students. I have outlined a few in my previous post. My overarching goal is to remove myself, the teacher, out of the equation. That may seem odd, but I want my students to be able function on their own. As their teacher, I should give them all of the tools they need to complete any task and help others in completing that task. Each class is different, but the class I am currently teaching can basically function without me.
As long as you have a desire to accomplish your goals, you cannot be stopped.
The integration of technology has been easy for me because I have grown up with the transformation. I have always been intrigued by what is new in educational technology and love trying those new tools in my classroom. My goals are focused on providing the tools to my fellow teachers to incorporate just as much technology within their classrooms. To achieve these goals, leadership training and technology conferences are a must. I am attending a two-part technology seminar at Notre Dame University. This, I believe, will give me more credentials when speaking with teachers. It is one thing to enjoy technology, but it is another take steps to learn more and truly understand the programs being used.
As I have stated before, Twitter has been a crucial resource for me. I have found many of my ideas through links shared by teachers on Twitter. Instead of keeping all of these links to myself, sharing them with my colleagues is beneficial for all parties. Teaching fellow colleagues the importance of a resource like Twitter goes right along with my GAME plan. Instead of just “spewing resources” to my colleagues, I need to try them out and be able to demonstrate how to use them. Being that many of our tools need to be researched based, I need to be informed in that area as well. To do that, conferences, Twitter and personal research are the key to accomplishing my goals.