How will my summer experience impact my students this year?
September 10th, 2016 by Maria Eby
My students will benefit from the professional development at NCCAT in so many ways. We have already incorporated much of the STEAM PD into our day. Coincidentally, our school theme this year is “Do Your Best and Have Fun!” My work at NC State with the ASSIST program helped me identify ways in which I can strengthen and refine my approach to teaching team work and the engineering design process. I am already more explicit in teaching that process as I implement PBL than I had been last year. My students have also begun to journal their reflections on their learning at the end of every class period. Writing regularly in my blog, as well as reflecting often with my peers over the summer, gave me a new perspective on how important it is to reflect to truly synthesize information and apply it in a way that is effective.