As a COETAIL community member, I’m pursing the GET certification and have decided to create a single learning experience as a trainer for my final project. The audience for this lesson is my PLC (professional learning community) at school that consists of the secondary English and humanities departments.
I’ve facilitated SEL classes during PD days but I’ve never organized a workshop that uses Google tools to support student learning. This learning experience is different from other experiences because I want it to be possible to conduct in-person or online using Google Meet conferencing tools, or the like.
Since teaching entirely online, it’s made me rethinking unit plans. In the process of seeking inspiration to make lessons more online-friendly, I’ve spent significantly more time learning from my PLN. One thing that’s impressed me lately is how people are using Google Slides. Just a few months ago, I was nearly bored with Google Slides and even required students last semester to use alternative platforms for their presentations to increase engagement and rigor.
Course one has impacted me a lot as a learner and future GET. I hope to use this lesson plan in the future. This learning experience is reflective of Course 1 in that it’s evidence of Connectivism. Through my connections with my PLN it’s helped me rethink a Google tool. I want to connect the branches of my PLN by sharing and reflecting on new skills. I was inspired by this resource, this article, and this presentation to create my learning experience.