Over the next several weeks I’ll be taking not one but two online summer courses to further my professional understanding of scientific concepts and science education methods. With coming changes to professional evaluation methods there is more importance than ever to share our learning and how we grow as professionals through our careers. That is why I’ll be sharing much my coursework and learning here on this blog. I hope that it will stimulate others thinking around the questions being asked to my learning cohort while adding more voices and perspectives to the conversations I’ll be partaking in during the course sessions.
Blogging my professional coursework is nothing new to me. Simply check the early post archives; you’ll see a lineup of work from the “Expanding the Boundaries” course that first got me hooked. The importance of the publish step, however, in our learning and growth will be intensified more than ever moving forward. In many ways it is our duty as educators to share the rich experiences we partake, to not only model learning and growth for our students but to share with a world full of critical voices towards educators that we are professional and are doing great things!
I encourage those of you who are reading this post and those in the future to reflect, critique, and share with me and others as I enter a summer of learning and a new era in teacher reflection and evaluation.