Sunday, January 22, 2012

Welcome to EDSS 530

First of all, welcome everyone to your last semester of your single subject credential program!  Wow, I am really excited to see what we can do in this course over the next 8 to 10 weeks.  I have been a huge proponent of the use of a personal learning network (PLN) for educator's professional growth and development for awhile now.  This class will allow us to use this concept to support your learning and to connect to the other courses you will be taking this semester.  Of course, we will discuss all of this in much greater detail when we meet face to face (F2F).  We realize that it might be a bit strange at first and you might need to take a few days to wrap your heads around the idea of integrating three of your courses, but I assure you we will do our best to make this semester a great experience.
Our first meeting will include a discussion of the co-teaching and integrated nature of the semester, as well as a discussion of the assignments for the semester.  Much of the day will also be spent learning about PLNs and the technology tools you will be using.