Looking forward, I'm excited to use all that I've learned in the Innovative Learning program to launch into the 2020-2021 school year. It promises to be an interesting year, with many different demands. While teaching U.S. History, I will be intentional in doing the following:
Use the SITE Model to assess the current and ongoing needs of my students.
Design instruction for various formats (in-person, distance learning, and/or blended models) based on guiding principles.
Balance content, information, and technology to support student learning.
Continue to learn from how renowned educators across the nation and world are innovating in education during these uncertain times.
Participate in conversations with other educators who are also finding and creating solutions to meet the needs of our students.
I will use these digital tools to help me in supporting my students with their own inquiries:
Google Apps for Education: to streamline and simplify communication, collaboration, and learning experiences in predictable and flexible ways to meet my students needs
AutoCrat, Google Sheets add-on: to quickly merge data from student assessments into documents I can use in giving specific and timely feedback to students
Screencastify: for students and myself to create tutorials and other instructional materials - such as the video to the right that was created by one of my students to help all of students in creating their own videos
Student Sample of Tutorial Using Screencastify:
I am so appreciative of how NapaLearns supports teachers in obtaining further education and in continuing to be innovative. Students from Napa Valley and elsewhere greatly benefit from the resources, training and inspiration they provide for teachers.
I am also grateful for the guidance and support from the professors and Cohort 18 in the Innovative Learning program at Touro University. It's been an amazing journey!