I’m going going…back back…to the classroom

I’m excited to announce that after 4 years as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT), I am going back to the classroom as a 5th grade teacher! Each year I’ve found that I missed having my own set of students more and more.  I miss having those closer relationships with the kids.  I’m ready to dive back in and have more of a direct impact on student learning.  I think I have a new perspective with being out of the classroom for a few years; I had a different lens being in a variety of classrooms and schools as an instructional coach.  I know I will miss being an ITRT, but I feel it’s a good time for a change.

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Here are some of the highlights I’ll remember about my time as an ITRT:

  • The awesome team of ITRTs that were fabulous to work with.  Seriously.  Such a smart, dedicated group of folks that have a passion for education.
  • Being one of the leads helping our district migrate from Groupwise to Google Apps for Education (GApps).   This was a huge shift and something I’m very proud of.
  • STEM team: STEM lessons, 3d printers, Makerspaces, coding, STEM Summit, SeaPerch, Mad About STEM
  • Conferences attended: VSTE, Google Apps Summit, UMW EdTech, EdCampCville, Instructional Coaching Academy
  • Expanding my knowledge of professional learning and instructional coaching.
  • Further developing my leadership skills.

 

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