INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOWCASE
The Master of Art Educational Technology (MAET) at Michigan State University (MSU) challenged me as as a math educator, leader and seasoned teacher. I learned how to develop my leadership role in school settings, how to find innovative ways to integrate technology in a purposeful manner in the classroom, and to understand the implications of technology on the learning process through theory and research. This page is a showcase of work that is organized into these three categories:
- Leadership - Throughout the MAET program, I became more confident in my role as a leader in my profession. The coursework in this category reflects the diverse ways I can engage my peers in opportunities to enhance their ability in using creativity and technology as components of learning in the classroom.
- Teaching with Technology - I had many opportunities to explore innovative yet purposeful usage of technology in the classroom throughout this degree program. These are just a few of artifacts that represent how I integrated technology into the secondary math classroom.
- Research - Prior to understanding the why, I could not fully grasp the how and when to integrate technology into educational settings. With respect to theories of learning, this section explores coursework that allowed me to explore through data driven collaborative research and review of professional studies, the importance of why and when to incorporate technology into the learning experience. I was then able to develop my vision of the role of technology in education.
Professional Development For Math Teachers
This Professional development agenda that I created introduces the Desmos Platform for Math Teachers at my Current school. Along with building lessons using the the Application, teachers walk away with connections to their pedagogy, utilizing the TPACK framework. This activity showcases my ability to organize execute a cohesive collaborative learning experience for math teachers.
I created this website after synthesizing my understanding how to inspire creative thinking in the classroom. Myself and other teachers can use this as an ongoing resource, and try some of the techniques to introduce creative thinking as a tool in various subject classrooms. It can further be developed to add teacher/student experiences with some of the techniques.