This year I am starting a brand new chapter of my life. As of August 18, 2014 I will begin teaching computer applications to the students in grades 6-12 at my school. Throughout the year I will be guiding students towards industry certifications in Microsoft Office. At the same time, I will be looking for the next step in their technological education.
By attending Miami Device, I hope to begin this process with a bang. I wish to learn what is happening in other classes across the state of Florida and around the world. I want to bring back to my school and district a variety of choices to explore for our students’ futures.
I also hope to share my experience at Miami Device through this blog, as well as through the Twitter Chats that I both co-moderate and participate each week. I feel it is important to share information learned at conferences with those that were unable to attend. As one of the co-moderators of #RuralEdChat, I feel it is my responsibility and privilege to share this information.
Creating this blog post has been an interesting journey for me. I have connected with so many wonderful and engaging educators through Twitter, Google+ and Voxer. Reaching out to them for their support was difficult for me. I am stepping outside of my comfort zone. It has truly been a growing experience for me. I don’t know that I would have done this without the support of two specific people, Ashley Hurley (@ashleyhhurley) and Sarah Thomas (@sarahdateechur). I also want to thank everyone that helped with the video below. There are no words that describe what the kind words meant to me. Whether I win a registration or not, I am grateful to Miami Device for this opportunity to grow as a person and as an educator. This experience has changed my outlook on so many different levels.