This page reflects a portion of my learning in my MSU MAET (Michigan State University Master of Arts in Educational Technology) degree. In this program I was pushed and challenged to grow as a learner and an educator. These artifacts are more than course requirements, they speak to my growth as an educator these past 2 years. I have divided them into the 3 segments that reflect my 2 roles - Technology Integration Coach and Upper Elementary STEM teacher:
I LEAD, I LEARN, and I TEACH.
These 3 areas of growth are significant to me as a lifelong learner because I want to lead and teach well and never stop learning. While I am closer to the end of my career than the beginning, I want to finish strong. To do that, I have to continue learning, growing, and adapting.
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This book study presents my ability to create meaningful professional development for teachers. It is interactive and engaging as we learn together how to be more future driven in our school.
In this video you will observe the qualities that have formed me into the leader I am today. These qualities will continue to push me forward to being a strong leader in the future as well.
This project that I created for my 5th grade STEM students showcases my ability to integrate technology in an intentional way that engages students in learning.
I designed this pictograph to share methods of formative assessment that connect learning to real-life. It is important that our students' learning is checked for understanding, not merely for knowledge. (Note: after clicking on the image, click on show presentation on the left to get a better view of the pictograph.)
CREATIVITY IN LIFE
This chart showcases the results of an interview I did with someone who works in a Fortune 50 company. I designed it to prove that the idea that creativity is not just a tool you use while in school, but rather an important tool in life after school. (Note: after clicking on the image, click on the full screen icon at the bottom right of the screen to view the entire graph.)
ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCES
It is important that I create engaging experiences that have real-life applications for my STEM students. This learning experience was designed for my 4th grade STEM students as we learned about March Madness and its connections to STEM.
GIRLS & STEM EDUCATION
As a result of researching the topic of whether girls have the same advantages as boys in STEM education, I compiled this list of sources on the topic. Knowing how to obtain scholarly information on a topic is a skill that is very useful in education.
REAL LIFE APPLICATION - I created a learning experience for my students, rather than simply planning a lesson. Planning a lesson typically is more teacher-driven, while a learning experience is student-driven.
This learning experience not only engages students, it connects to real-life learning.
CHANGES NEEDED IN EDUCATION -
This video that I created proposes that there is truly a wicked problem in education today. Teachers are forced to "teach to the test," rather than teach for learning that transcends the classroom.
[Picture of a book and cup of coffee]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/coffee-glasses-open-book-study-2511065/
[Picture of leader]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/leader-leadership-manager-team-2206099/
[Picture of kids at a computer]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/children-win-success-video-game-593313/
[Picture of person at chalkboard]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/illustrations/exam-teacher-board-chalkboard-6350373/
[Picture of colored pencils]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/vectors/color-pencils-pencil-coloured-34595/
[Picture of the word learn]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/learn-word-scrabble-letters-wooden-1820039/
[Picture of girl writing in notebook]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/girl-little-girl-child-schoolboy-774648/
[Picture of boys and school supplies]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/boys-kids-children-happy-sitting-286245/
[Picture of the word feedback]. (n.d.) https://pixabay.com/photos/group-team-feedback-report-back-3719888/