The two NET Standards areas that I chose for my GAME plan are
“Model Digital-Age Work and Learning.”
This first Goal involves me being able to demonstrate fluency in technologies both current and rising, while sharing my information to support students’ learning. As far as this goal is concerned, I am making tremendous progress. I am adding some type of 21st century skills in my lessons for my students almost daily now. I have joined a twitter network that shares educational ideas and rejuvenated instructional ways to help reach students. I am now in a position to access new an array of websites and also I’m able to now help my colleagues locate and access ideas or information for which they are searching. This particular goal will be ongoing, because I do not foresee myself being regarded as ‘all-knowing’ in the technology realm. By extending this goal to ‘permanent mode’, hopefully my current growth rate will continue as is, and I will always be a lifelong-learner. In the area of future improvement for my future learning and continued growth, will be not to hold out so long in experimenting with things like twitter or blogging etc.
The second Goal is conveying relevant information through various digital venues in an effective manner to students, parents, and colleagues. After receiving feed back from colleagues and peers, I believe that setting up a parent night in order to provide direct demonstrations and opportunities for parents to experiment and ask questions is one of the key to this goal being successful. I have already spoken with my principal and she was excited and eager for my goal to be implemented, but asked me to execute this intent next year. Concerning the goal of creating a group account for special education teachers has more or less hit a snag and this particular goal I am still working on. One approach I have learned stemming from that goal is it might be better to ask for forgiveness rather than asking for permission (I would really only consider this tactic only when I know my actions are not breaking any regulations or rules).