Welcome to my showcase! I have gathered some of my best creations from my Master of Arts: Educational Technology program for easy reference. Those items which show my growth in philosophy as a teacher I have gathered in the Teacher Reflection section. Creations which reflect my advancement in pedagogy in regards to technology I have gathered under Technology Integration. Lastly, I have a couple of pieces that look new and different from the students’ perspective, where I integrate my philosophy and pedagogy in Student-Facing Work.
Teachers work in a constantly changing environment. This means they must be ready to adapt in real-time, while also managing their classrooms and teaching. Having a strong personal teaching philosophy, while regularly reflecting on their practice helps teachers continue to hone their expertise. Here are some examples of work that demonstrates my personal push to progress my practice.
Theory of Learning
This essay illustrates my thinking about learning. It shows my ability to synthesize new materials and combine them into a cohesive whole which I then communicate back out to others.
Wicked Problem Video
This presentation demonstrates a process through which wicked problems can be addressed. I explain my reasoning in a multi-media presentation I created for that purpose.
This newsletter shows my ability to confront my own bias regarding form, format, and technology. I also clearly communicate ideas and make connections to deepen my understanding.
The Master in Arts in Educational Technology program guides teachers in how to think about integrating technology in the most effective way possible. Teachers need to consider the students in their classroom, and the content they teach, before deciding if and when to use technology. Here are some examples of technology integration in my classroom, using this thinking framework.
21st Century Lesson Plan
This Civics lesson integrates a social media platform in a meaningful way. It puts student thinking at the forefront, while enabling full participation through the integration of technology.
This pre-Algebra lesson integrates technology to help students establish a relational understanding of products, factors, and area. I designed it to use technology to support classroom learning.
Network Learning Project
This experience shows my willingness to put myself in the mindset of my students, especially as technology integration is concerned. It allowed me to explore and learn in a new way.
Adjustments in teacher thinking do not always look different from the students’ point of view. These artifacts are examples of work that I would, and have, given to students. These are artifacts that demonstrate my Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework in action.
This lesson demonstrates using technology to help students work at their own pace. It provides several tools and links to help students explore while they are learning a new application of an algebra concept. It shows how I make math meaningful by making connections explicit for students.
Digital Interactive Notebook
This notebook designed within Google Slides demonstrates my ability to combine content, student need, and student access into a working solution. During remote learning, I used this to make lessons more interactive and get students involved.