Saturday, August 4, 2012

Coming to a close

Friday marked the end of our summer term!  Despite excitement for the weeks of vacation that are to follow, it was a bit difficult to feel truly “liberated,” given the plethora of papers and assignments we still have to complete over the next few days.  Little by little, though, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter!

Reflecting on our final 504 session, I thought the panel of former MACers was a great way to round out the summer.  I really enjoyed hearing their perspectives.  Although listening to the insights of any in-practice teacher is interesting and relevant, I was able to connect with these presenters in a different way, since we are currently walking a path similar to that which they took.  Over the past 2 months, I’ve come to realize that the MAC program at U of M is a truly unique experience (all for the better, though at times very challenging!!).  Getting a first hand account of what other MAC students have gone on to do after their experience at U of M was enlightening and motivating!

Concluding thoughts on the tech course…

I very much appreciated and valued our class this summer.  Whether or not we choose to use each and every technological tool in the future that we were exposed to, the skills I learned will endure throughout my career.  What I have taken away from our class is a greater openness to the tools and resources that are out there and an awareness of the novel ways that technology can be used in the classroom, beyond what I ever would have thought.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, everyone!