This summer’s experience influence me to think outside the box. I want to implement different ways that will bring creativity to my classroom and be innovative in my teaching practices. It’s not always about paper assignments but allow collaborations and creativity to flow. I hope that I can make a difference in my school and collaborate a little more with other teachers. This experience most definitely has changed me as an educator to continue to grow. I attended Googlepalooza for the first time this year and I know this program made an impact on me to attend.
What I think about teaching has changed to make a great impact on introducing my students to STEM and the activities I’ve learned. My view on conceptual understanding has been challenged for the good. The articles I read during the summer help me to reflect on the way I teach, grade assignments, and use technology. I usually use different types of rubrics beyond the regular grading scale but now I look forward to formative assessment for conceptual understanding. Some of the technology gets a negative reputation but I hope to change that view inside my school after my summer experience.
I look forward to going back in my classroom creating videos, websites, using different apps, and utilizing TPC. This will be my first year using Google Classroom and flipping my classroom at least once a week to start. One thing that truly helped me was taking the time to reflect daily. It can easily become that part of the day you cut out but I found just how important it was during the summer. I plan to take time each day to reflect. I am forever grateful for MSU-Wipro, the Deep Play Group, Team Pi, and especially the instructors.