This month, my journey in education takes a turn in a new direction. Thus far, all of my experience in education has been directly working with students, both teaching and coaching. (Well, with the exception of a short stint as a night custodian at a middle school when I was a freshman in college.) Teaching is a role that I have grown quite comfortable, but sometimes opportunities come along that give you a reason to consider other options.
So I will be leaving the classroom. I’ll be heading to join an exciting team (headlined by @HeidiGascon and @t_becker10) a few miles south of my house. I will be asked to specialize in instructional technology. I do not consider myself an expert in this field. I will be asking for lots and lots of help from all of you. In addition to learning and growing in my knowledge of instructional technology, I will be asked to explore (and provide insight) on the whole spectrum of k-12 instruction… all grades and all subjects. I will be asking for lots and lots of help from all of you in this, too. There are some excellent opportunities for personal growth in this new role and as you all have helped me grow into my role as a math teacher, I wonder if you’d continue to help me grow into my new role as a specialist in instructional technology.
My goal is to continue this blog. I would love to continue to discuss math, instruction, assessment, and learning with you. It’s been great so far. I am sure that I’ll be offering other insights and seeking other types of discussions as well. I look forward to where this is going to take us as a community.