I am not in the habit of listing my qualifications, accomplishments, or accolades, so this prompt is actually a welcome challenge. What I am most proud of to date is having received validation on a national level for my efforts and pedagogical beliefs. A few weeks ago, I found out my proposal for a 3-hour workshop at FETC—one of the largest education technology conferences in the nation—had been accepted. I have done trainings at my school and all over my district, and I have presented a poster at FETC and have co-presented with other peers, but this is the first time I’ll be doing a full workshop in front of, hopefully, a sizable national audience.
Being accepted for this showed me that I’m growing and expanding my expertise in a way that can help even more teachers be better in their own classrooms. The next challenge is pulling off a successful workshop!
If you are attending FETC in January 2015, look for this workshop: