The 2012-2013 school year was also the year that I joined Twitter and experienced the awesome potential of this social networking tool. I connected with many teachers from around the country and was infused with new ideas. One of my goals last year, and again this year, is to help other teachers in the district see the potentials of Twitter as a professional development tool. As the Technology Integrationist, I am also looking for ways to use new tools and programs to improve the educational experience for students at all levels. I loved this challenge last year, and I look forward to continuing this task.
Over the summer I read Teach Like a Pirate by @burgessdave. Although the name would lead you to believe that the book is about pirates, it is about teaching in a way that encourages teachers to be passionate about what they do, and more importantly, getting students to develop a passion by creating an awesome experience for them in your class. It help support the professional transformation that I am going through and I am starting the year more excited than ever.
Good luck to everybody this year. Strive to make it the best one year.