I am working towards some google educator certifications that are helping me develop some new skills for being a better leader/mentor/coach.I’ve begun the Google Trainer Course after finishing the Google Certified Educator Level 2 google educator training and have found that the units are providing many tangible and useful strategies in helping me become a better leader, mentor, and coach. I will continue to access this resource as to move forward. The resource is free to educators that have Google apps for education and for me has been invaluable training that I have been able to do on my own time! I will be taking the Level 2 test soon!
I believe that I can work with my colleagues that are also participating in the digital innovations pathways program to start to ask some important questions about how our students are using the one to one resource that the district has provided them. How are we creating an independent self-guided and motivated students? How might it look different at different grade levels? What standards do we believe that students need to be proficient in before moving on to high school? Which standards do we focus on?
As I reflect on what this book means to me its that I really do have to be brave and continue to work towards and fight for what I believe is best for learners, all ages of learners. Even if it means that it starts with my classroom and begins to trickle out into the spaces that surround me and inspires others to take risks to create unique and exciting learning environments for all learners! I will continue to ask hard questions and move forward. I will not give up.