1)Model the Way~Ch.3 Set the Example At my school site I have always been passionate and enthusiastic when it comes to using technology in the classroom. As a graphic designer turned art teacher turned technology teacher, I have witnessed in my own classes the power that technology posses in engaging students, eliciting innovation, creativity and critical thinking skills. Therefore, with my passion and excitement for the future in educational technology I hope to set the example and inspire others to see the endless possibilities that technology offers in preparing our students for 21st century.I love collaborating with colleagues as to how we can utilize new technology resources to transform curriculum and make it come alive to engage our students. Any opportunity I have, I love sharing my technology endeavors with my colleague.But most of all, as a technology teacher I know that first and foremost I must model the way as to properly using technology and be a digital citizen to my students. It is my goal to inspire them to be creative, innovative and think outside the box when faced with an obstacle or challenge. I want them to understand that technology is the ink to the pen of creativity.
2)Inspire a Vision~Ch.5 Enlist Others While preparing for my Leadership in Educational Technology Professional Development Presentation, I was able to survey other teachers at my school site. It was in these discussions that I realized that many of my colleagues shared a common vision as to not just incorporate technology in their classes but push themselves to strive for innovation. Therefore, my educational use surveys have enabled me to enlist fellow co workers to grow in their expertise of technology in the classroom. Teachers at our sight are very much eager to use technology but sometimes needs guidance as to how to teach technology use to students. For this reason I can't wait to share my PD presentation with my colleagues.
3)Challenge the Process~Ch.7 Experiment and Take Risk When asked to think about my vision statement as a technology leader, one of the key words I included was the word fearless. I think when faced with paradigm shifts fearlessness is a key quality to have to be an active participant in this movement. Therefore, I have made it a personal goal to challenge myself to try new things in the realm of educational technology resources. Every new app or website I learn about is a leap of faith that requires trial and error before experiencing success. It has been a process to experiment with various technology resources to discover which ones work best within the scope of your content area and classroom. But it is through this trial and error that one can discover right ones that enable you to reach your technology goals and visions for your classroom.