What a summer (theme continues)! The other course I took this summer at San Diego State was Seminar for Personalized Learning and Leading Through Technology, with Michanne Hoctor (San Diego County Office of Education Technology Coordinator). This was another fantastic class and one of the best ways to start my Master of Educational Leadership program at SDSU.
This particular course had several focuses, including building and cultivating a professional learner network (PLN). This is one of my biggest take-a-ways from the course (there are others, of course, and I have a few blogs posts on them below) as a PLN is a wonderful way to learn and grow with peers. I have spent a lot of time this summer growing my own PLN through Twitter and participating in a weekly Twitter Chat, #caedchat. These chats take place every Sunday night at 8 pm.
The other take-a-way was through the research I did on my 20% Project, which aims to create the AAS Learning Coach Institute. As a virtual charter school, we rely on our parents (learning coaches) to be our partners in the educational process. We may not be providing all of the tools in order for them to be successful, so this project is meant to create a program that will empower our learning coaches to be empowered and successful in their role.
I continue to be impressed with the program thus far. It is truly rewarding to be able to learn with my cohort, and especially Group 3! Thank you Dr. Hoctor, and my cohort, for a great first semester at SDSU!
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.