It’s over already!?
Hard to believe the Cohort 21 experience is coming to an end. Through cohort 21, I have explored, reflected, redesigned, and pushed myself to think outside the box in my classroom. There is no doubt in my mind, that Cohort 21 has been the greatest professional development opportunity I have had so far.
My Action Plan – Exploring the SAMR model through a dissection and the ThingLink tool.
Below is an embedded ThingLink photo describing some thoughts on my Action Plan (Included in the video above).
The Cohort 21 Experience: (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lPZOt7aLjSpmTAPjCEloUvClHhcaonSseqUT16HQjI0/edit?usp=sharing)
- Like-minded individuals who value education, learning, and teaching.
- The Cohort 21 professional learning community is an invaluable resource for conversion, reflection, new ideas, and motivation
- Our Face-2-Face sessions were inspiring and enjoyable.
- The blogging format forces you to reflect on your practices, start conversations, and share ideas in a public format.
- Reflection has pushed me to ask the right questions to analyze my teaching.
- As per many endeavours, time is the ultimate challenge. With family, work, and other life events, it was difficult to properly carve the time out of your schedule to blog/reflect/share regularly.
- I found it difficult to always be critical of my own ideas. Sometimes it took conversations with others to really get down to the root of problems that arose throughout the action planning process.
One of the most important take aways of Cohort 21 is the amazing group of people that are now part of your learning community. Through this process I have become a more reflective and collaborative teacher. Though overwhelming at first, Cohort 21 pushes you out of your comfort zone and opens your mind to lifelong learning. I look forward to further conversation with the individuals who value education and learning within this community.