So, last fall, we learned about getting our Apple Teacher credentials from the Apple Teacher Learning Center website. Thanks to some inspirations from @bwestcc and @terryteachermms, I completed the process this week. I have to say I would not have completed anything without the inspiration from Julie and Terry. I saw your posts and really wanted to do that too!! Peer pressure can be a great thing. Thank you and @MrsJCarlson for encouraging and inspiring me.
With the Apple Teacher Certification, I also went ahead and got the Apple Teacher Swift Coding badges as well. I'm super chuffed about those because I've felt a bit of a failure this past week with my computer lessons--while loops have got me straight up tripin', boo. I've been stuck on the same problem for three days, so the encouragement that came with the badge was very welcome.
I'm also super excite we are starting the expository writing process this week with the students. I have an idea for stations of students based on completed levels of the essay...so they work their way through the stations and everyone who is working on the same stuff sits together. This way, I can float from group to group and help, but since they are all on the same stuff they can help each other. We'll see how that works out.
On the grant front, I've received all the materials, now I just have to build it. I've written about the recycled materials and the room. Now to just get people into answering me :-). Actually, I get it. It's busy for everyone. I've kept up with my bullet journal for two whole weeks now and I'm proud of that as well. Hopefully, it will help me track and keep up with all these goals.
And finally, I'm going to be on the 10 minute Teacher Talk Podcast with @coolcatteacher!
I have no idea what to expect, but I'm excited to make it happen. Should be a hoot. I'll post more as I know more!
I'm an 8th grade English teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska, and I'm excited about technology in the classroom.