At this point, I have attended a great many Professional Developments and worn many educational hats throughout my educational career! I feel like Kenan fellows will allow me to focus on a variety of personal growth opportunities under one umbrella. The diversity of our cohort is already giving me such a varied perspective of bringing STEM opportunities to students of all ages and across all subject areas.
From this experience, I will use the relationships I am developing to fine tune my craft, learn further from my Internship mentor what content areas, skills, and opportunities to bring to my students. RTP is in our back yard, and I hope to open students’ eyes to the opportunities available in their own community and expose them to Problem-based learning and engineering fields throughout their elementary career. I also hope to help teachers infuse this exposure into their own classrooms in a seamless way.