Today is a happy sad day for me. My baby girl is heading to London for a semester abroad. DK is a junior in college at Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas. She goes to a school that is about 2 1/2 hours from us, and she lives close to where I often travel for work. I usually get to see her at least once a month. Or at least I did.
I was looking for ideas for self-assessments for educators and came across this post. I love this idea!
I’ve posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes. This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment. This assessment contains questions to assist the educator in evaluating if and how s/he is facilitating these skills and attributes in the learning environment.
- The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills: http://www.tonywagner.com/7-survival-skills
- Teaching and Facilitating Entrepreneurship in the School Setting: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/teaching-and-facilitating-entrepreneurship-in-the-school-setting/
- Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/resilience-the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Hope and Optimism: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/hope-and-optimism-the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Empathy and Global Stewardship: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/empathy-and-global-stewardship-the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Self-Regulation: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/self-regulation-the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/vision-for-the-future-the-other-21st-century-skills/
- Grit: The Other 21st Century Skills: https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/grit-the-other-21st-century-skills/
Last night I was surfing the internet doing research for the online course I am creating when I remembered I was getting new technology and therefore would need new skins – stickers that cover the technology and give it personality. Of course I had to open some new tabs and start browsing.
I have several I really like saved in my favorites on DecalGirl.com, but I decided to go look to see what else what out there. Then I found it – the saying that describes my brain:
This morning I started my morning in bed reading a book about rogue professional development – research for the course I am building. After reading a few chapters I remembered my fall semester for my EdS program starts Monday, so I went to see if the syllabus and assignments had been posted. Since they were, I spent some time looking through everything, posting in the discussion board and responding to introductions. Then I remembered I hadn’t posted here for awhile, so here I am!
I was going to write about the new course, how excited I was about the topic. Then I thought about how excited I was about the course I am building about personalized professional development planning. And how excited I am about implementing digital badges. And how excited I am about the classy graphics class I am taking next month. And how I wish the classy graphics class was now so I could start using those skills in the course I am building.
Before long, there were so many tabs open in my brain, my RAM couldn’t keep up, and I just had to stop! Maybe I should go do laundry – that always seems to put a damper on my excitement ;-). Or I could just…
I’ve been blogging for a little over two weeks now, and already I am falling down on the job! I could blame it on my ADD or my EFD, or I could blame it on my newest obsession – Digital Badging. Let me back up a bit. Continue reading “My Perfect PD Dream World”