Having a vision provides direction for this journey of ours. That doesn't mean that the path will always be clear and smooth, but it does mean that we have a map to guide us.
We have spent years diving into our 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative: trying, testing, curating, and creating. We've seen what we like and what we don't like. We've expanded our boundaries and ideas to what digital learning can be. Finally, it was time to out into words where we are going on this journey.
"The vision for digital learning at Pine Creek High School is focused on students as learners and teachers as their partners in the learning process. Here we use digital tools to create products, innovate design, collaborate with others inside and out of the classroom, and demonstrate learning. Our learners will be globally connected creators, communicators, collaborators, contributors, and constructivists."
Perhaps it sounds obvious, but until you have a vision, you don't really know where you're going. Our vision provides a measure to which activities, learning and resources can be gauged: do they further our vision for digital learning? The clarity is amazing!
I am a Digital Learning Coach by title, but lifelong learner by practice. An Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator, my goal is to assist educators in investigating, exploring, and investigating resources to embed in their instruction. I also hope to be a part of their journey toward an innovative and transformative practice that empowers learners and strengthens their own craftsmanship. I spends my free time with my family, my dogs and a good cup of coffee.