To see my goals visit: http://triscicurious.blogspot.com/2014/01/10-teaching-goals-for-2014.html
Goal #4 is still a work in progress (To help expand MSTAs twitter following and start a twitter chat for MSTA earth science teachers). However, I will not be working on achieving the latter portion of this goal as I have co-founded the #MTedchat with Crista Anderson (@cristama). We are fully engaged in connecting educators from our state and around the country. Check out our archive here: https://sites.google.com/site/mtedchat/
I'm thrilled to say that I had students participate every month in the #scistuchat (Goal #6)! More awesomely, two of my students @BeauDav and @emmaspears98 moderated the chat. I'm super proud that they felt empowered to do this! I plan to promote this opportunity as the school year starts again.
Goal #7 is in motion! I am currently in the process of redesigning my astronomy and earth science courses. My blended-gamified classes are getting an overhaul and one of them is going to be embedded in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
Goal #8--I'm happy to report that I still moderate #SCItlap and participate in #levelupED. These chats are both awesome and amazing learning tools. I also continued to blog for the Teacher Leadership Challenge, although I was a little less consistent as the school year ended.
As for goal #9 to read a new teaching book, I'm currently reading "The Year Without Pants" and "Mindset." I'm excited about both of these books! I even included some thoughts from Mindset in a recent application.
Lastly, the Virtual Thinking Project was a success! My students were able to share their innovations and designs regarding a Global Climate Change issue all while collaborating with three other schools. I look forward to adapting this project for next years students!
It has been a crazy and fulfilling school year. But a lot of learning, evolving, and re-vamping are still in store. I'm excited to continue my blogging adventure and hope to include more writing on blended classrooms, gamification, the virtual thinking project, going gradeless, connecting educators, etc.