Hi everyone! I am so excited for another semester and become one step closer to completing my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction! This is my fifth course overall, and I can start to see the end! This is my third class with Alec, and I’m looking forward to learning even more tools to test out in my courses. I’m also looking for recommended courses to take next year so let me know if any of you have taken any gems lately!
I teach at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, and am in my sixth year of teaching. Over my short career, I’ve taught a lot of different courses, and have finally settled into my chosen path of senior English, and Calculus. I know, total opposites! But I have loved teaching such different courses and challenging myself to teach in these completely different mediums. Along with teaching these courses, I coach basketball and track and field at the school, and somehow find time to take a course every semester! In my free time, I love reading and exploring this beautiful country of ours with my boyfriend.
As I said before, I’m looking forward to learning all about online learning in this course. My top three goals for the course are:
- Since I teach AP Calculus, I am hoping to be able to apply some of the learnings in this class to my own course as I would like to make it more of a blended course! Giving my students the best opportunities to prepare for the big exam is my main priority this year, as well as giving them as many resources as possible.
- I’m looking forward to learning about different mediums for creating/using online courses to further my students’ learning and my own. Looking at different platforms will allow me to figure out what I like and don’t like about online learning as well as develop my own.
- I also want to further expand my Personal Learning Network by working with each of you, and exploring Twitter more in-depth. I have a great network already, but I am always looking to expand it because, as I have learned since I started my master’s, that it is incredibly valuable for resources, support, and enhancing professional development.
I’m looking forward to the learning journey ahead and connecting with you all more as the semester goes on! If you want to connect on Twitter my handle is @mackeyshelby21.