Create an introductory blog post that tells us a little about who you are and outlines three goals that you have for learning in this class. Include at least one relevant image with proper attribution (unless personally owned) as well as at least one link to something or someone (i.e. could be to your Twitter profile if you have one).
Hi everyone! My name is Michael Wolf and I am a teacher with the Regina Catholic School Division. This is my eleventh year of teaching, and I have had the good fortune of being able to be at the same school during that time. I have enjoyed growing the community and the programs offered there.
I believe that this class will very likely be the relevant course that I have taken in my graduate studies. This is a statement that is especially true during the pandemic, but in the courses I teach I have found more and more that blended can be a great delivery method. My three goals for this course are:
- To expand the network of educators that I can help and can be helped by. A lot of this help will come through the use of Twitter and Discord.
- To develop as much of a complete blended course as I can. I have always wanted to do this, but there are only so many hours in a day. Now that I have the opportunity to do this as part of my studies, I feel like I will be able to dedicate some serious time to this. To accomplish this just because I’ve wanted to, particularly when trying to raise two small children, is a tricky thing to do.
- I want to work at being better with time management. I am taking two courses this semester and currently have no prep time. To start, I have decided to set up a dedicated work station for this course. For the last course that I took with Alec, I made due hanging out in a my mechanical room. It was noisy, and cold, and not an ideal work environment. In setting up a dedicated work area for my two courses this semester I hope that I am more inclined to engage in course content when my kids are asleep as night.
My two relevant photos were shot by me. The photos on the right is where I did my first few online grad courses. I’d sit on the yellow plastic chair. The desktop is the white tower and my monitor was on top of it. I used a wireless keyboard/trackpad. Mic was on top of a cooler. Simple, and not very effective.
The shot on the right is what I set up last night. I’m using an actual chair now, and having a couple of monitors helps a bit with productivity.