Monday, July 16, 2012

Goals for Summer - Professional Development Meme 2012

I came across a great idea from a blog post last week and it inspired me to get focused on some goals.  The original plan started here, but I found it on Dr. Z's blog and will link to that one.  

Here's the plan, copied from that website:

NOTE: You do NOT have to wait to be tagged to participate in this meme.
  1. Pick 1-3 professional development goals and commit to achieving them this summer.
  2. For the purposes of this activity the end of summer will be Labor Day (09/03/2012).
  3. Post the above directions and these guidelines along with your 1-3 goals on your blog or preferred social media platform (Facebook, Google+, Posterous, etc.).
  4. Link back/trackback to
  5. Use the following tag/ keyword/ category on your post: pdmeme2012.
  6. Twitter about your progress using the #pdmeme2012 hashtag.
  7. Tag 5 or more educators to participate in the meme.
  8. Achieve your goals and “develop professionally.”
  9. Commit to sharing your results on your blog during early or mid-September.
I'm going to deviate slightly and not tag anyone.  Since one of my goals is to encourage other teachers to stretch, I will target some specific teachers.  I just won't do that publicly.  

My Goals 
  • Create at least one game using Stencyl and make it available on my blog - I tried this last year for a graduate course, but wasn't successful.  
  • Continue to develop my blog as a source of innovative thoughts and resources for creativity and problem solving - Starting the blog was a successful part of my graduate course last summer.  I hope I can bring it to the next level in the upcoming month.
  • Inspire all teachers in my district to try something new related to technology integration, creativity or problem solving in the first three weeks of school

1 comment:

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