ITEC 7305 Reflection
One of the first points my first principal made to me was the importance of data-driven decisions. It is something I have always kept in mind but had never studied formally. I feel data is a critical aspect of teaching. I am glad I spent time studying the Using Data Process! I will be working for the remainder of my career to strengthen this aspect of my pedagogy.
I am pretty technology savvy. It is the career I spent fifteen years in before teaching; however, I can always learn more about it; specifically, instructional technology. I have picked up a lot of great technological strategies and resources as a master’s candidate at KSU, but the single most eye-opening thing I have learned is the power of data and reflecting on the data. This class and other assignments where I studied the data and reflected on what it means to me and how it is interpreted at my current school has helped me become a stronger, more informed educator.
What are the 3 most important things you learned during this course?
The action plans were the most valuable field experience because I am now in a great position if/when the opportunity to coach becomes available.
How do you plan to continue applying this learning in your school?
I need to improve my assessments and apply what I conclude by reviewing my data.
What challenges do you anticipate as you continue to implement these ideas in your school?
Too many initiatives and not enough time.