Sharing what I do in my classroom is new to me. It was only until I started the ADL program that I found it important to create a space like my e-portfolio to share my ideas with others. It was not an easy process though because I truly believe that whatever is out there for the public has to be meaningful and relevant to the intended audience. When I started the ADL program, I created an innovation plan based on the needs of my students. The problem I found was that my students were not engaged during my classes, which was a problem also shared by other teachers in my learning context. I dug deeper into the content and found an extensive number of researchers who had discussed the benefits of blended learning, which was my viable solution to the problem I had identified. The literature review allowed me to select a specific blended learning model I wanted to implement in my classroom: Station-Rotation.
Creating a significant learning environment was of utmost importance. I was able to identify fixed mindsets and prepare to overcome those obstacles before and during the implementation of the station-rotation approach.
It is now time to make my innovation plan known. I feel it is my duty to contribute to the field and support other educators. I took knowledge from lots of educators and it is my time to give back by sharing what I have implemented in my classroom. I created a media pitch project and wrote an article that was reviewed by three educators. Their feedforward was key in refining the writing piece before I submit it to We Are Teachers or Edutopia in August 2022.
Media Pitch Project
Sharing my ideas in the digital community – Publication Article
After the feedforward provided by my peers and the revision and editing process, I can say that I am ready to submit my article to Edutopia and/or We are Teachers. The article will be submitted in August with the main goal to share my ideas with other educators.