I'm excited to be back participating in a #D100bloggerPD book study! We are a group of bloggers in Berwyn South District 100 that read and blog. It's a great community of learners and a fun way to jigsaw our way through some great education books! This time, we are reading the book, LAUNCH , by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. Thanks to Jenny Lehotsky for organizing this study! Jenny is an amazing instructional coach with a passion for design thinking and personalized learning. She is also a TED-Ed Innovative Educator (impressive!). You can check out the post about Chapter 1 on Jenny's blog, Teaching and Learning Redefined . click on the " ThingLink " above to go to participating blogs & posts! Now it's on to my assignment, which was Chapter 2. This chapter was titled, " Finding Your Creative Approach ," and was all about recognizing and celebrating the fact that everyone is creative in their own way. The chapter
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My professional life has been full of changes. I thought I would take a post to talk about what I've been up to! Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics I remember years ago, as a second year teacher, I turned to the ICTM webpage for some ideas for Pi Day. While looking around, I noticed they had awards and thought it would be so amazing to be honored with a teaching award some day. In 2014, I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream . Getting more involved with ICTM by presenting at the annual conference, managing the Facebook page, and then accepting the award made me think about becoming a board member. Again, I thought it would be so amazing to be able to contribute more widely to the math education community and this would be a great way. I am honored that I was elected to serve as Director of grades 5-8 on the Board of Directors. Recap Pioneer Another opportunity that I'm excited about is being a Recap Pioneer . I started using this tech tool in my
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I added a new page at the top of my blog. It's called " Blog Highlights " and it is basically a collection of my favorite and most popular posts. After 3 years of blogging, it was a good time to stop and reflect on common themes I've written about. In addition, the highlights can serve as a peek into my education philosophy. Check it out and let me know what you think!