As I sit down to write this last post for my last assignment, I am sad. I have worked hard during the previous eighteen months, and I have loved every moment. I had some disappointing times that I was not able to hang out with friends or go to lunch with the family. I lost some sleep to finish some assignments, but this is something I had to do.
I came into the Digital Learning and Leading program with people who were cheering me on- my brother and his family, Technology Coach, teachers, and administration. I was able to add my small group from the second class- Ann, Brent, and Bryan. Along with some other people who were in every class, the four of us pushed each other to go to the next class and allowed a place to vent when we were frustrated. When we were sick or tired to go on, we would always have an encouraging word for each other.
I did the final representation of my DLL journey in Google Slides. I would suggest that when looking at this, a person looks at the links for each class and then closes the connections. There are so many links and it would become overwhelming on the top of the computer. Also- open it up to see the whole slideshow.
Here are the rundown or the slides for each class:
1. Class Slide- this tells what the course number is and the title of the class
2. Big Idea- this is the primary concept that I got out of the class
3. Great Things that I Learned (with Links)- this page has links to relevant posts from my ePortfolio (there will be 2 to 6 links for each class)
4. My Takeaways (might be 2 slides)- this will tell the reader what I got out of the assignments (even with some of them 18 months later)
5. Quote- this is a quote that was taken from one of my posts
At this time, I am going to use what I have gained from the DLL program and continue as a first-grade teacher. There might come a day when I have a chance to be a coach, but I know that my heart belongs to my students. I am teaching children thinking, as Dr. Harapnuik would tell us, “Changing the world, one learner at a time.”
My quote from my first class was, “I have so much to learn. The growth will continue…” I named my ePortfolio “reflected growth” because I did believe that I was going to grow throughout the time in this program. I was able to do more than I ever thought that I could do. I believe that I got better in writing my reflections. I also remembered that even though I was with other people in the class, I had my own experience. The quote from the last class is now-“This journey in the DLL program has exceeded my expectations!!!” I believe in whoever wants a masters will have their minds blown at the end!