|Photo from Krissy. Venosdale on Flickr|
Witnessing this passion and engagement for student learning was very contagious. This inspired me to keep building new experiences where students would want to come to school each day, and to keep learning when they went home at night!
While my role has changed, my passion and enthusiasm for learning continues to grow as I have the opportunity to help other educators in our county to bring these experiences to their own classroom. It is so wonderful to be in a position to provide the resources and tools to help teachers make the jump and kickstart a new way of learning into their classroom, as well as prepare students for the future.
Fortunately, I had the opportunity to team up with Bev Berns, another educational technology consultant from Iowa, and together we began planning monthly challenges teachers in our 30 coordinating districts that would provide the monthly project topics along with resources, tools, and common core connections to help them get started! We have provided three projects for K-12 classrooms that included Skype, Blogging, and Video Story Problems. It is so wonderful to see these projects go into full effect in Jackson County! We plan to continue to bring challenges for the teachers to get them to think outside of the box with support along the way!
If you are ready to fuel the fire of learning in your classroom, take a look at our February Challenge!