This week I finish a four week course on Universal Design for Learning. The course has been completely facilitated online through Google hangouts and Twitter chats. I underestimated how fulfilling of an experience I would have connecting with educators who share my passion for instruction for students! I learned so much from these passionate educators!
The Technology we used connected us across different states and countries, united by one passion: making learning experiences for children as meaningful as possible! I am grateful for the experience over the last four weeks to connect with fellow educators to learn, digest, play, engage, dissect, discern, collaborate, discover and share.
I have always been a learner who learns best through social connections and discussing what I am learning. The use of technology has just helped me to take that learning to a new platform and level.
Using technology to build my personal learning network or PLN has enhanced my ability to share meaningful resources with my colleagues. As I continue to reflect on this experience that I have had, it leads me to ponder how I can help build these experiences for colleagues and for students.