As KRESA’s new Instructional Technologist, I continue to ponder the application of this paradigm. How can I help teachers solve “problems” in their classrooms? Engagement? Differentiation? Acquisition of 21st Century learning skills? I love working with teachers to create technology enhanced lessons.
My mind has been blown with the amount of resources available at the REMC12W Innovation Center. I have already learned so much about tools I only previously dreamed of using. It only took me five (6? 7?) tries to get the hang of the 3D Printer. Some days I still smile and nod at all the new info I’m trying to acquire. But I remember the very hope I had for my kids in my classroom--Don’t Give Up! Part of problem solving is learning from mistakes and developing grit. At Kalamazoo Inspire 2016, Dr. Damon Arnold illustrated that we are like rubber bands. If left alone, we return to a natural state of relaxation. We have to keep stretching by taking risks. Then, as Tina added, “We fly!”
(Gaiman quotation from Modcloth)