Monday, January 16, 2012
Postings and musings will be as often as they can be. My trusty computer of 5+ years is struggling and takes it easy when it feels the need. I have gathered a few more potential lesson plans to change and in looking at some of them , feel quite happy with myself. I have apparently been creating global plans all along - albeit not as good as I should have; but Hey! it is a start..........................
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I wish that I could blame it all on exams and basketball, but I would be lying. I have gotten distracted by crocheting and organizing and chatting and wishing it was warm and even more - wishing I could be closer to a friend and share coffee and good stories . Soon I guess. The time is passing so quickly and I know that I have not accomplished what I am supposed to have finished before we go to DC, it seems we all feel a wee bit deserted and with many lingering questions. DC will be the answer spot , I hope. Working on the 30 day Shred will get me ready for travel and the summer..........................
Sunday, January 8, 2012
It has dawned on me that there was a great list of things to be completed by the travel to DC time. I am not sure what still needs to be done or whether what I have done is adequate. I am thinking that if nobody got back with me that my work was at least initially satisfactory. That would be a comfort and create much less stress. Guess time will tell.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Friday is finally here!!! I pulled together a number of examples of student work using the Welcome to my Jungle lessonplan. They are of course pre-modification by the TGC class and so I am a bit nervous about how they will stack up. I think that my APES did a great job;we'll see. Time will tell.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The small level of embarassment is outweighed by the high level of relief that comes with technology working. It seems that the password was messed up and is now working; or maybe it was I that was messed up and am now working. Either way, it is a go again. I was notified that my administrator will be traveling to DC so that he may get a better understanding of the program I have embarked upon. That is a good thing, because without school level and county level help; the programs will not work. I have also begun an on line folder with livebinders.com to start placing global material into. Hopefully, it will be of help to my colleagues as we all begin a new type of teacher assessment.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I guess that everything has a start , a middle and an end. This is the beginning of my voyage, but really it is the middle of the pre-voyage voyage. I have finished the application , been accepted and finished the classwork. What awaits me now is the initial symposium in DC where I will get further training and hundreds of questions will be answered as thousands more are generated. I look forward to this experience and have trepidations as well..... Laurissa says I am worthy. I will go with that at the moment.