Technology is My Happy Place
'16 Alumna, Lisa Gottfried of New Technology High School blogged about her experience in our program recently and shared both her initial thinking about the program and why she chose it. Her insights about the activities give credence to the need for teachers to be given opportunity to think about their practice in a risk-free environment that encourages creativity and critical thinking.
After having gone through this process, I can truly say that I feel so much more rooted in pedagogy and theory. It's one thing to instinctively know when you are succeeding in the classroom, and another to take the time to explore all the data points, triangulating as needed to verify what you know intuitively, and to be able to apply new approaches to the problem when that data gives you the clarity you need as a teacher. It means that I'm not just shooting from the hip as a teacher, but have backed up my teaching practices with known strategies of success AND I can measure the success of my students over time with student work, observation, survey data and more. Read More OR Check out Lisa's Project