What a wonderful opportunity to meet new Kenan Fellows! Even though flexibility was required, and we missed the opportunities to be in person and make even more connections. The professional development experiences were informative and eye-opening. I have many followup articles to read and digest to increase my knowledge of biases in education. In my classroom, I look forward to using the many apps we used – such as GooseChase, iNaturalist, and Slack. Many of these will be handy especially when using online lessons or remote learning opportunities. The students will be more engaged with these new experiences than with strictly pencil/paper or other more formative assessments.
I was so excited to be selected as a Kenan Fellow and researched the Fellowship from the time of the application to the beginning of the summer institute. I considered myself a leader in my school, but I wanted to be a leader that shared throughout my district, region, and state. There are so many challenges in teaching these days that support from others is a key to success. I don’t know everything, but I’ll share what I know if you will share what you know, and we will learn more together.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”– Helen Keller