OH! MY! GOSH! Sooooo… it came to me in church! I am possibly quite over-the–top & beyond crazy passionate in providing as much as I can for educators and even more crazy about showing all of the great resources, tools, and just what is out there …period! It can be quite a struggle, because believe me I KNOW what is on your shoulders. I KNOW what is being asked of you. I KNOW time is of the essence. I KNOW it is a difficult balance and mystery to find that balance between life, family, work. I get it! I am a people pleaser. I am passionate and LOVE feedback for the sole purpose of making ME better.
What came to me like a light from above???? An electronic magazine. An electronic magazine for educators. An electronic magazine for educators focused on Professional Development! AHHH! I stayed up pretty much all night, putting my thoughts and ideas together (you know after my children and husband were nestled and sound asleep- it’s that balance thing. HA!). I would love to share my vision, my resource, my passion, with YOU! I was going to wait until later, but I cannot contain myself! Please follow, comment, email anything with anything you can suggest… the good, the bad, the improvements! Continue reading “PD-zine!! An Electronic Professional Development Resource!”
I hesitate to share my day… but then I realize I am probably not alone. I am on this journey for myself, but in an effort and dream to in turn help and support others. It’s a passion! It’s a goal! Lil’ bit of background:
I officially became a Google Certified Trainer! Goal accomplished! Yessss! Then, I “hummed and hawed” about going for Google Innovator even though I’ve always told myself it’s what i wanted. I mean, I do think of myself, quite frankly, as creative, but is that really “innovative.” I have had many supporters and would not be where I am without them. Through inspiration, motivation, and just an attitude of “I CAN do this!” I went for it! It has always seemed like such a far reach goal, but nonetheless I desire it… I WANT it… I WILL get it!
Which leads me to today… you prepare yourself really. The competition is fierce! There are amazing people out there and their visions are phenomenal- again inspiring. On one hand, you try to tell yourself you got this and you get those nervous butterflies of what it would be like. On the other hand, you try to act like it didn’t happen. The hard work and efforts you just put together didn’t happen so you wouldn’t drive yourself nuts thinking of not being accepted. There was no balance really… Ahhhhh! Thank goodness for a support system whether in person, though Twitter (#lon17 #googleei), relationships made through the process, or I probably would have gone bananas. Then it comes… the email…
Not this time.
The multitude of feelings, yet not knowing quite what to feel. If that makes any kind of sense. You thank those for support. You chat it out with one of your best supporters (#teamstripes) (besides my #1 supporter of my husband). You realize everyone’s excitement on Twitter. (Which well they should be- they are amazing in their own right and soooo deserve it!). But then almost automatically I begin to think: How can I improve? What can I do to make it better? How can I truly show my passion? When do I apply next? Yes… next!! I will conquer! I will achieve! I will “keep swimming!” After all, #IHaveGoals!!!
For more information and to stay updated visit Google Innovator Program
So much to say… where to begin??? Why not start a blog of the chronicles of life in the “instructional coach” lane and my passion for education?!?!?! I truly began my career in education to do the stereotypical “make a difference!” Seriously though… yeah right some people may think. From making relationships and creating now friends on the process from being in the classroom to (“What do you do?”) teaching teachers, I can only hope my experience, training, and expertise relates and transitions into their classrooms.
I have then become pretty much overly excited and #madegoals to better myself and be a continuous learner though EdTech Team Summits with Google for Education and becoming Google Certified Level 1 & 2 and most recently a Google for Education Certified Trainer! Can I get a whoop whoop??? 🙂 Really… what can I learn:
It’s never too late to learn and be proud of yourself with all the efforts! BAM!