Inspired by Ryan O'Donnell (@creativetech), I spent some time looking back at my year in terms of numbers. This in no way reflects every aspect of my 2015-2016 year but it gives a glimpse into my work as a Math & STEAM Coach / TOSA and offers a nice overview of my work. I was indeed surprised by the numbers as I started doing the calculations.
- First, connecting with Ben (@cogswell_ben), Karly (@KarlyMoura), and Kelly (@kmartintahoe) to create #tosachat, @tosachat.
- Working on a fantastic elementary TOSA team.
- Facilitating the exploration year of 8 math curricula with math lead teachers and classroom teachers.
- Facilitating the STEAM Inquiry Group.
- ECET2 at the San Mateo County Office.
- Meeting Ann (@annkozma723), Debbie (@tech4teachers19), Jessica (@JustTechIt), Jody (@peerlessgreen), Judy (@judyblakeney), and Nick at Hotel Ménage before my 2015 runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon.
- Presenting at MDUSD's STEM & EdTech Symposium.
- Organizing EdCampSV with a fantastic team of educators.
- Learning about BreakoutEDU and playing my first game with Jody Green (@peerlessgreen). It was a game she created no less. My second game was facilitated by Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) and Lindsey Blass (@LindseyBlass1) at #connectedtl's Meet Up/Tweet Up. Needless to say I bought my own kit and have also begun writing my own games.
- Being a part of the SouthBay FOSS Collaborative and facilitating NGSS workshops.
- Exploring the Next Gen FOSS modules.
- Being a part of The Teacher Advisory Council at The Computer History Museum.
- Being an ambassador for ClassDojo, Khan Academy, and Schoology.
- Being encouraged to apply and being accepted for the position of principal of the elementary summer school program.
- Facilitating two EdTechTeacher workshops on the iPad and Design Thinking / Makerspaces with Sabba Quidwai (@askmsq).
If you're on the main page (jyoung1219.weebly.com), clicking "Read More" below will take you to my end of the year reflection that I wrote for my supervisor, the Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Education. As a quick warning, it's quite lengthy. I wrote a summary of my year for my official paperwork and tried to be as thorough as I could.