April 23, 2008
As the end of the year is quickly approaching in my school district, I am beginning to plan for next year. Next year!!?? But I haven’t even finished this year or done everything that I wanted to do this year.
Much of my job as Technology Educator involves reflection. Every job involves reflection but how much of it do we really do? And how much of this reflection ends up happening? For example, one of the schools that I travel to does not like to use technology. It is not high on the priority list to learn and change with the times of emerging technologies. I have thought and “reflected” on this all year long. But has anything changed? Not really.
This was my first year in this school district but I hope to be able to roll up my sleeves and get into those schools next year!!! I have to let them know that I am here and I’m not leaving! This doesn’t mean that I am going in for a fight, but I do have to make my presence known and be sure to serve each of my schools as best as possible.
I met with one of my principals yesterday and we were making a plan for next year. It was a great meeting! She gave me long range plans so I can begin to figure out the best technology for each grade level to use with their standards. I want to have meaningful trainings and I hope that this will help.
If any of you out there have great ideas, plans, or reflections for assisting teachers in a not so tech savy school, please let me know!!
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