Friday, September 12, 2008

Finally Quieting Down and Gearing up

Well I have been away from blogging for a while. We had a crazy summer around here and everyone is back in place. I am setting a goal to offer more to the professional community this year (more details on how later - still piecing this together).

I have been in a reflective mood over the last few days. It has been 14 months since I moved into this new role and I am trying to assess my impact on 207. I came here to work with a large organization to impact change. I'm not quite sure yet if it is all coming together perfectly or if it is tenuously held together with paperclips and bubblegum. I guess only time will answer that one.

There have been a lot of people involved in moving this mountain and we are much further ahead in infrastructure, hardware, software, staffing, and planning. I feel like we are ready for the hardest part - using all of that to impact how learning occurs in the classroom.

We will be working as a technology staff along with teachers over the next few weeks to prepare for the ways that we can use technology to infuse postmodern methodologies of instruction into our classrooms - and perhaps even uncover emerging methodologies.

What do you feel is the most important thing to keep in mind as we embark on this journey?